Research Assistant in Tissue Bank in Neuro-Oncology

University of Cambridge Department of Clincial Neurosciences

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a highly motivated Research Assistant to join the group of Dr Richard Mair at the Department of Clincial Neurosciences and assist in the running of a tissue bank research laboratory in collaboration with the Cambridge Cancer Centre Neuro Oncology Programme.

The post is required to manage and develop human biosampling and will also look to derive cell lines from multiple cancer types and in multiple patients and establish a novel resource for the use of the research community to further understanding of malignant brain tumours.

You will be expected to oversee and provide technical support to the laboratory, alongside the group leader, and will be responsible for its day-to-day running. You will closely interact with other researchers and Principal Investigators within and outside the lab. You will also be involved in specific administrative and laboratory management tasks and opportunities will be presented to develop in this role.

Ideally you will have a degree in a related discipline with experience in data management and sample collection and storage in line with GCP and GCLP requirements and Demonstrate core values of enthusiasm, openness and integrity

Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day running of the laboratory, including managing sample collection, processing and storage.
  • Assist in the registration of patients onto clinical research studies according to trial protocol requirements.
  • Interact closely with other researchers within and outside the lab and participating actively in development of research questions, experimental design and troubleshooting.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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Closing Date: 16th August 2020.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference ZE23495 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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