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Tissue Bank Operations Manager

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About the Role
Applications are sought for a Tissue Bank Operations Manager responsible for operational oversight of the BCI research tissue banks and management of the BCI Tissue Bank Team. This is an important role at the Barts Cancer Institute, providing oversight of all the local tissue banks, including a team of tissue officers, technicians and data officers and liaising with academic leads to ensure the efficient collection, storage and distribution of tissues – primarily haemato-oncological, gynaecological, pancreatic and gastro-intestinal samples. Additional tasks include liaising with clinical teams, researchers and other key stakeholders across the Institute.

About You
Essential requirements for this post include a BSc or equivalent in a biological science or allied health field. Significant experience in the organization and running of a research support service/biobanking is essential as well as extensive knowledge in management/storage of biological materials and thorough working knowledge of the Human Tissue Act and related legislation.

About the Institute
The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics. BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full-time, indefinite contract (dependent on funding). The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £42,405 – £49,785 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Gavin Craig at [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 28 August 2023.

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