HaemBio Biobank Administrator

University of Oxford - Radcliffe Department of Medicine, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

Applications are invited for a highly motivated full-time Administrator for a new Biobank based at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Department of Clinical Haematology. 

As the main point of contact for tissue collection Centres taking part in the Biobank, you will provide day-to-day administration and co-ordinate the activities of the Biobank. This will include administration of Biobank protocols and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with the Human Tissue Act, and University and NHS guidance on data management. 

Working as part of a committed team that will continue to make major contributions to improving care for patients with blood cancers, the role will be an excellent opportunity for you to take your management and leadership skills to the next level in successfully overseeing the day-to-day operation of a nationwide Biobank. You will also gain experience in the development and management of databases and work closely with research scientists carrying out cutting-edge research in haematological malignancies. 

You will hold a degree in a healthcare/management/science-related subject or have relevant equivalent experience. Knowledge of biobanking and experience in co-ordinating activities of a biobank or similar research studies/clinical trials is essential. A good understanding of regulations related to biobanking and data management will also be required. You will have excellent IT skills, including the use of MS Office applications e.g. Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint. The post requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team, to organise plan and manage a wide range of tasks.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Funded by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), the post is available fixed-term for 2- years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application

The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Friday 27 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.


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