Tissue Bank Coordinator/Researcher

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute - Centre for Tumour Biology

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank

Applications are sought for a Co-ordinator to contribute to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank (PCRFTB) through the development and maintenance of its tissue bank working closely with the PCRFTB key and collaborating centres and the funder Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

The successful applicant will have a postgraduate qualification such as PhD or equivalent in Biology or Medicine or a relevant discipline. A solid understanding and some experience in collection, storage and handling tissues such as blood, saliva, urine and surgical specimens in an anonymised manner is essential. Experience of laboratory techniques such as tissue preservation, cell culture, and immunohistochemistry is essential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, building and managing the tissue bank. Further duties for this post include maintenance of tissue stores, generation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP); ensuring compliance with SOP, Data Protection Act and Human Tissue Act for all existing and new members of PCRFTB. Knowledge about these Acts is highly desirable. Knowledge of Research Governance and Good Clinical Practice is highly desirable. The post-holder will induct new researchers who join PCRFTB and will liaise and maintain records of meetings of various groups and committees of PCRFTB. The post-holder will be required to work flexibly with various members in the PCRFTB team as well as key centres. A demonstrated ability to communicate well and work within a team are essential.

The post is until 31 December 2018, in the first instance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Professor Hemant Kocher, Tel: 020 7882 3579 or email h.kocher@qmul.ac.uk

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at www.bci.qmul.ac.uk

Interviews are likely to be held on Friday, 16 December.

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