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Tissue Collection Officer

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About the Role

The principal duty of the post will be to interview and consent patients and other potential donors suitable for tissue banking activities of the Barts Breast Tissue Banks (including both Barts Cancer Institute Breast Tissue Bank and the Breast Cancer Now Breast Tissue bank). The postholder will liaise with Barts Health NHS Trust clinical team members to identify patients and other potential donors. To collect, process and assist with the organisation of acquired tissue and to collate associated clinical data. The post is based at Charterhouse Square but will require the post holder to visit other local hospitals.

About You

The post-holder will have a BSc in a relevant subject; an MSc is desirable but not essential. You will have good communication skills and good organizational skills. You will work well within a team and have care and respect for working with patients.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

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. It is one of six institutes within The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD) 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.

About Queen Mary

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

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And 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.

It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 2 years (with the potential to extend). The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £31,421-£38,165 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

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 Louise Jones at [email protected] or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3573.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 04 September 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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