Biobank Quality Manager

Cardiff University - College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

The College of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University has a proud history of producing world-leading researchers and pursuing research of the highest quality. Cardiff University as a whole was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for quality and 2nd for impact, with a significant contribution from the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences.  

In order to further facilitate quality research, a Cardiff University Biobank (CUB) is being established within the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences. This exciting development will not only facilitate access to important clinical samples, it will act as a driver for national/international research collaborations and provide a platform for sharing research outcome data thereby strengthening the usefulness of the samples. The Biobank will also adhere to robust governance systems, ensuring all legal and ethical obligations are met.  
We appreciate that the Cardiff University Biobank will only have the desired impact if it is truly relevant to the research environment and has a sound operational function. To help us to drive the Cardiff University Biobank forward and realise our ambitions we need to recruit and retain the very best individuals who can deliver excellence within a cohesive team.

The Biobank Quality Manager will take the lead on ensuring the biobank facility meets quality standards (ISO 9001) particularly in relation to the banks quality management system. They will also take responsibility for coordinating the organisation of new collections for the biobank liaising with clinical staff to create new procedures and processes. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping deliver a world-class facility and will really make a positive impact. 
This is an outstanding opportunity for the right person to help deliver the future vision of the Cardiff University Biobank. If you would like to join us on this journey we can offer you excellent benefits, a great working environment and an opportunity to be part of something that really will make a difference to people’s lives.  
The successful candidate will have substantial experience of working in a biobank and /or biomedical research environment, proven experience of conducting audits and/or reviewing documentation and procedures against regulatory requirements or University standards and proven experience in developing new procedures and processes.

This post is full time, available September 2017 and is open ended.

More information about this post may be obtained by contacting Dr Kate Shires, Biobank Manager, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences (

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment.   We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

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