|Salary:||£33,966 to £44,263 per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) https://www.trophoblast.cam.ac.uk/ is a centre of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta, early development and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. The centre brings together over 30 Principal Investigators, many of whom are recognized international experts in their fields.
The purpose of the role of the Licensing Manager is to support the interface of clinical and basic sciences research within the CTR. You will be responsible for managing all of the CTR licensing activities including liaising with collaborating clinics, maintaining updated nationally regulated licences and National Health Research Authority Research Ethics Committee (NHRA REC) approved research projects, submissions of licence renewals, amendments and annual reports. You will be responsible for expanding our network of clinical collaborators to improve CTR member access to clinical samples, and provide expertise and training in Human Tissue Authority (HTA) and Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) licensing, with training provided for either of these if needed.
You will provide oversight of the CTR Human Uterus in Pregnancy and Disease Biobank and central storage of human samples donated to the CTR, including extraembryonic placental or related tissues, and uterine samples. In addition, you will be managing donations of preimplantation embryos to an HFEA licenced research project. You will be responsible for sample storage, coordinate Research Ethics Committee processes, and enhance tracking and auditing systems to ensure compliance in these sensitive research areas. You will support training and management of CTR technicians to ensure that donated samples are recorded and stored appropriately and that codes of practice and relevant health and safety regulations are implemented.
A major mission of the CTR is training and you will be responsible for training junior colleagues in licensing and provide course content on this topic at the annual Placental Biology Course. To support the maintenance, expansion and use of the biobank and human preimplantation embryo donations, you will work collaboratively with and support the Executive Manager and CTR colleagues to develop and write funding applications. You will support the CTR to provide an environment that enables the delivery of research at the highest level and to work in innovative ways to achieve research and training excellence.
You should have undergraduate scientific/clinical training in a relevant field and experience of health & safety procedures and working within human tissue regulations (HTA or HFEA).
Please refer to the further particulars document for a full list of essential skills and qualifications.
Fixed Term: 3 years in the first instance.
We would welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements (0.6-1.0FTE).
Please ensure that you upload a curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating how you would contribute to the responsibilities of the post.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all its employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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