Research Technician

Location
London Charing Cross Station, London (Greater)
Salary
£31,770-£36,009, Full time, fixed term
Posted
16 Jan 2019
Closes
07 Feb 2019
Ref
MED00985
Function
Specialist
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Job description Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised Research Technician, who will be responsible for supporting academic studies within the Imperial College Breast Cancer Translational Research group.

Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will act as a knowledgeable resource for researchers, patients, clinicians, and a wide range of staff in compliance with local, national, and international research regulations.

As studies progress, the post holder will be responsible for the collection, processing, storage, and shipment of tissue samples as per Human Tissue Authority regulations. Similarly, the clinical data relating to patients and samples will be collected and stored, as per the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

The post holder will also be required to work closely with other members of the team to ensure efficient day-to-day running of the research group, including development of SOPs, ordering stock, arranging maintenance of equipment, and assisting in the training of other team members.

Essential requirements

Applicants should demonstrate as part of their application, how they meet the essential criteria required of this post. In particular, applicants must possess an undergraduate degree, preferably in life sciences; have experience of working in a hospital environment and an understanding of GDPR and HTA.
Additionally, applicants must be trained in GCP and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Further information

As this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for the successful candidate. 

Further information about the DBS disclosure process can be found at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/ or by telephoning 0870 90 90 811. You may also wish to view the College’s policy statements on the Recruitment and Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information.
This post is full time and fixed term for 12 months.