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Sample Collection and Research Technician

University of Leicester - Genetics and Genome Biology

Location: Leicester
Salary: £25,138 to £29,605 per annum (pro rata if part-time). Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: 10066

Vacancy terms: Full-time, or job share considered, fixed term contract until 30 April 2025

Hours per week: 35

Advert closes midnight on: 20 June 2024

About the role

This post is funded through Cancer Research Horizons (CRH) and is aimed at delivering on key milestones set out within the grant.

In this role, you will consent cancer patients in accordance with the study protocol and have responsibility for consenting, collecting and processing blood/tissue samples from clinic/theatre. An integral part of the post is the ability to act as the interface with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in terms of interactions with the Clinical Care Team/Pathology Department and the collation of clinical data. You will also need to be confident in training staff and students involved in the handling of human tissues and ensure laboratory activities are compliant with regulatory bodies.

About you

We are looking for a proactive individual who is educated to at least ONC or NVQ Level 3 in a technical or scientific setting and is experienced in working with patients or in a health care setting. Experience of working within a quality managed environment is also essential. Desirable attributes include experience in Immunohistochemistry or multiplexed immunofluorescence and having worked on clinical studies and knowledge of regulatory requirements.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Catrin Pritchard (cap8@leicester.ac.uk) and Dr Gareth Miles (gjm14@leicester.ac.uk

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. 

Applications for job share will be considered. 

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world. 

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community through our values of Inspiring, Impactful and Inclusive. 

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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