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University of Oxford - Translational Gastroenterology Unit

Location: Oxford
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326 per annum, Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd September 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: 153463

Salary: Grade 6: £29,614- £35,326 per annum

Location: Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU

A Biobanker position is available in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit (TGU), Experimental Medicine Division, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford. This position involves collecting samples from clinical settings such as Outpatient clinics, Surgery and endoscopy. We are currently implementing Universal consent in endoscopy with an aim of getting as much research material as possible and to achieve this we will be looking at using digital consent as one of consenting tools. You will also be over seeing a database containing information and samples derived from the Oxford GI biobank and other relevant cohorts within the gastroenterology department and wider cancer community. The postholder will also work closely with the Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre in sample acquisition and consent.  We would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which the appointment would be at Grade 5 (£26,341 - £31,406 p.a.) with the responsibilities adjusted accordingly. This would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment where appropriate.

In this post, you will provide support to the research scientists in the Experimental Medicine division at the John Radcliffe Hospital site and the Kennedy Institute and be part of the Biobanking team. The key duties are listed below and will require some manual handling.  Full training will be provided.

The post will involve routine weekly collection of samples obtained from donors for banking and for selected studies within the TGU, national and international studies. You will work closely with post-doctoral fellows in processing of gut samples. You will routinely liaise with a wide range of contacts related to the Biobank, including:

  • Members of the Biobank Team
  • Patients
  • Members of the clinical teams – nursing, surgical, pathology
  • Researchers wishing to seek access to samples

You will hold a Degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Biological Sciences. You must be able to demonstrate good time management and organisational skills, including the ability to plan and manage own work schedule, accommodate unexpected changes and travel between sites in Oxford as dictated by the sample collection and processing schedule. Previous experience in large-scale sample processing, banking and quality control, as well as experience using databases is desirable.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31 March 2023 year in the first instance.

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

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 21 October 2021 will be considered.

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