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Study Coordinator & Tissue Collector

UCL - Oncology

Location: London
Salary: £35,965 to £43,470 Per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th March 2020
Closes: 9th April 2020
Job Ref: 1864168

Cancer Institute

This is a post to join the Translational Cancer Therapeutics (TCT) lab within the Research Department of Oncology at Cancer Institute, UCL. The Study Coordinator and Tissue Collector will work as part of a small team to support the TRACERx, PEACE, DARWIN 1 and DARWIN 2 clinical trials as necessary. A major component of the post will include collecting blood and tissue samples from patients in various settings including clinic, operating theatre and mortuary. The post holder will be required to process, store and log clinical trial samples to GCLP standard in accordance with the current clinical trial regulations.

We are seeking someone who is able to coordinate the retrieval of H & E slides from affiliated PEACE study sites to be scanned and complied into a digital hub along with analysing clinical trial samples to GCP regulations within the framework of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP).

Having an up-to-date Good Clinical Practice (GCLP), Human Tissue Act (HTA) and Information Governance (IG) training certificates. Ensuring that ethical standards are met and maintained for paperwork, data storage, sample storage and patient interaction.

Commitment to UCL’s policies including Equal Opportunities and Race equality policies and maintaining an awareness of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations. Requirement to attend lab meetings, trial specific meetings, GCLP facility meetings and other meetings as necessary for the role and be able to report progress.

The post is funded until 31st March 2022 in the first instance.

Applicants must have a high level of knowledge of biomedical sciences or patient follow up.

Previous relevant laboratory experience is essential along with experience in working with all levels of medical/ para-medical staff and skills to collect / process clinical data and biological samples.

Skilful with Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel and access along with knowledge of using databases and data entry.

Ability to work both as a team member and independently under minimal supervision. Working with your own initiate, prioritisation and origination for completing workloads is needed.

Willing to enter operating theatre during operations to collect samples which may be unpredictable and irregular hours as dictated by the operating schedules so flexible availability is a must.

Being prepared and willing to enter a mortuary to participate in tumour harvest and collect samples.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

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