Research Technician

Job summary

We invite applications for an enthusiastic Research Technician to join our Imperial Cancer Biomarker Resource Centre to help provide biobanking support for our early phase clinical cancer trials and research studies. You will work within our multidisciplinary team to ensure the samples are collected and processed according to standard operating procedures, Good Clinical Practice, and college/trust policies. The post is funded by Experimental...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02086
  • Date posted 20 October 2020
  • Closing date 5 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

We invite applications for an enthusiastic Research Technician to join our Imperial Cancer Biomarker Resource Centre to help provide biobanking support for our early phase clinical cancer trials and research studies.

You will work within our multidisciplinary team to ensure the samples are collected and processed according to standard operating procedures, Good Clinical Practice, and college/trust policies.

The post is funded by Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) and you will be employed by Imperial College within the Division of Cancer based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus and you will work under the supervision of CRUK Core Resource Manager, Naina Patel.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for collecting, processing and logging a variety of biological samples from several ongoing cancer trials and translational studies. You will be involved in the day-to-day smooth running and maintenance of the laboratory, help researchers to identify suitable samples for their studies and maintain accurate records of acquired samples.

Essential requirements

You will have a BSc or equivalent degree in biological discipline and have some experience in handling and processing human specimens. You will have excellent organisation and laboratory skills, with meticulous record keeping and attention to detail. The ability to work as part of a team and flexibly are essential.

Further information

This role is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date stated should we received a high number of applications. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Ms Naina Patel, naina.patel@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.