Project Coordinator

University of Oxford - Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscences

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to be member of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Diagnostic Laboratory (OANDL) team to provide technical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the laboratories. The postholder should have a good appreciation for the underlying science. The OANDL performs diagnostic tests for UK and European patients from their serum or spinal fluid which are sent to the laboratory by their doctors. These referring doctors ask for tests to be performed, and the results are conveyed to assist in patient care. This post will aim to ensure that the expanding range of tests we provide are well documented, and thoroughly audited to ensure quality control and appreciate the full range of clinical phenotypes in patients diagnosed by the laboratory. This will include working closely with the various clinicians and scientists within the group. In addition, the postholder will act as a focal point for the organisation of laboratory agendas, students and team meetings.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintain a database of results and referrers; to work very closely with the PIs, the clinical fellows and other UK/European laboratories; to ensure all samples can be traced to patients. In conjunction, to gather clinical details about these patients to understand their diseases and responses to treatments; responsible for managing audit trails within the laboratory including processes with laboratory protocols, standard operating procedures and NHS accreditation processes. This will include knowledge of matters relating to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Health and Safety, COSHH sheets and other regulations relevant to the post; to help convey results to referring clinicians and their teams; respond to general enquiries interpreting university and external regulations as appropriate; make administrative arrangements for training and events including room booking, catering, travel and accommodation arrangements for staff, To maintain the OANDL website and present accurate information about the up-to-date tests we offer; ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the laboratory, e.g. by ensuring equipment is functioning and monitoring and ordering stock as necessary; assist with inductions and training of colleagues or students.

You will be educated to at least A-level or equivalent qualification in science, experience of working laboratory environment, strong attention to detail, with the ability to organise samples and record results in a clear and organised fashion, IT skills including a knowledge of Word, Excel, which we use as our ‘database’, and PowerPoint programs, the ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, and a willingness to resolve situations, as well as knowing when to refer issues to others.

The post is part-time at 25.2 hrs per week for a fixed-term of 36 months.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 4 January 2018 will be considered.

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:

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