Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Tissue Bank Technicians. Oxford Haematology is one of the largest academic haematology units in Europe and we are expanding the tissue banking programme for the blood cancers that we treat, so that we can use these precious resources donated by our patients, for research into how better to understand and treat these diseases.
You will be responsible for Biobanking human peripheral blood and bone marrow samples from patients, and for the analysis of these samples. As the study of these samples is the cornerstone of much of the research we do, you will play a critical role in the team. Duties will include the processing and storing human bone marrow and blood samples by cryo-preservation: this includes mononuclear cell preparations, cell enrichment, FACS analysis and long term storage. You will be expected to keep up-to-date with emerging legislation and practice to ensure regulatory compliance and quality of management and tissue viability.
The post is available fixed-term until 28 February 2021 (in the first instance), funded by a Wellcome ISSF Grant and Research Capability Funding (RCF).
You will hold a degree in a relevant biomedical or scientific discipline, with a demonstrable understanding of cell biology. Previous experience of working as part of a team with the ability to problem-solve and to plan and manage work schedules to deliver agreed targets is essential. You will have good attention to detail, communication, manual dexterity and record keeping skills. Previous experience of working with nucleic acids and performing molecular biology experiments and FACS analysis are also essential.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.
The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on 8 April 2019.