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Biological Specimen Coordinator (ID:85)

The Institute of Cancer Research - Clinical Studies

Location: London
Salary: £26,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2022
Closes: 1st February 2022
Job Ref: ID:85

Key Information

Salary: Starting salary £26,000

Salary range for the grade is £26,000 to £33,600 per annum. Appointments are normally made at the starting salary. Future progression is based on annual performance review.

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months to start with

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time) 

Closing Date: 1 February 2022

Job Details

Summary of Role

The post holder will work within the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and will have close interaction with staff from Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RM) Tissue Collection Facility. The post holder will be responsible for collecting, cataloguing and processing clinical samples (usually tumour and blood specimens). 

The post will be responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing tracking systems for all tissue samples coming through the unit and will ensure all procedures meet with Human Tissue Act (HTA) requirements and Good Clinical Practice UK Regulations for hosted commercial/academic studies as well as all tissue retrieved for central review from all participating centres in the UK and globally for studies running through the Drug Development.

Our Biological Specimen Coordinator post is predominantly based on our Sutton site, but occasionally the post holder will occasionally need to travel to our Chelsea site for biopsy tissue collection.

The appointment will be on a fixed term contract for one year in the first instance, with a starting salary of £26,000. This post also benefits from generous annual leave entitlement and a pension.

Interviews will be held on 7th February 2022. 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a BSc. in biomedical sciences or equivalent and posses strong computer skills. Experience with range of  laboratory molecularly biology techniques, knowledge of FFPE samples and circulating plasma DNA and experience handling clinical samples are desirable.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role.

Department/Directorate Information

The Drug Development Unit (DDU) undertakes industry-sponsored early phase clinical trials of new anticancer drugs. We are a world class clinical trials unit with a dedicated ward within the Royal Marsden Hospital for the development of novel cancer therapeutics which we believe will improve the care of cancer patients.

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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