Oxford Cancer Biomedical Research Laboratory Technician (Translational Support Lab)

University of OxfordDepartment of Oncology
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WorkplaceOxford, South East England, UK

UK date and time: 12-February-2024 17:44


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Oxford Cancer Biomedical Research Laboratory Technician (Translational Support Lab) Department of Oncology, Cancer Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford OX3 7DQ About the role We have an exciting opportunity for a Biomedical Research Laboratory Technician (Translational Support Unit) to join Oxford Cancer, a city-wide research initiative and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Thames Valley Cancer Alliance and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. We seek to harness Oxford’s world-leading cancer research from our growing network of 1,000+ members who are working in cancer-related fields. This network covers a range of disciplines, all with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation of scientific discovery to treatments for patients. An important part of Oxford Cancer’s activity is the establishment and management of laboratories, services and facilities used by a variety of cancer researchers working on cutting edge, innovative and high impact projects. Collaborators include academics at Oxford and across the UK, as well as commercial and industry partners.

This post will form part of the Translational Support Laboratory that supports clinical trials and laboratory-based research by receiving and processing clinical samples. As part of our Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre vision, you will support a range of cancer research through providing laboratory-based researchers with access to high quality clinical samples. These include patient tissue and blood samples collected as part of ongoing clinical trials and experimental medicine studies that require to be precisely processed and stored. You will be responsible for delivering a range of sample collection, processing (including blood sample preparation, biopsy collection, and tissue disaggregation), analysis, storage, and distribution tasks. Aspects of this work are associated with patient stratification and primary clinical end points, so will require to be delivered according to Good Clinical Practice.

This is a full-time post based at Department of Oncology, Cancer Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building, Oxford OX3 7DQ and is available on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2027.

About you You will have experience with the techniques and methods listed in the Responsibilities section of the job description. You will have proven experience be working to GCP standards and in aclinical/molecular/biochemistry laboratory. You will have proven ability to prioritise, plan and manage a high volume of work to meet deadlines, both prescribed and self-imposed, and ensure that the laboratory runs in an efficient and timely manner. You will be able to work under pressure while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. Experience in using digital Quality Management and Laboratory Management systems and experience in consenting patients and the public to clinical trials will be advantageous.

Application Process Applications for this vacancy need to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria), a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application. Informal Enquiries about this role can be made to James Chivenga at james.chivengaoncology.ox.ac.uk . Only applications received by 12:00pm on Friday 8 March 2024 will be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 171018
Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 08-Mar-2024 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : Oxford Cancer Biomedical Research Laboratory Technician (Translational Support Lab)

Salary () : 28,759 - 33,966 per annum

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In your application, please refer to myScience.uk and reference JobID 245200.