Human Tissue Governance Lead (Compliance & Biobanking)

University of Cambridge
December 05, 2022
Offerd Salary:£38,592-£51,805
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
Working type:N/A
Job Ref.:N/A
Human Tissue Governance Lead (Compliance & Biobanking)

The Compliance & Biobanking Core Facility at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI) performs a fundamental role at the heart of our research community. The facility provides up-to-date expertise and training in all aspects of research governance for human tissue use and biobanking. Our service allows simple access to storage, tracking and risk management of human tissue samples. In addition, we support our scientists by maintaining a robust regulatory and compliance structure that ensures all regulatory requirements, guidance and policies are met.

This role leads the function to provide crucial support to CI researchers in relation to compliance with the Human Tissue Act 2004 (HT Act), state of the art Biobanking activities and management of a LIMS and the human tissue and blood processing laboratory at the CI.

To be successful, you will:

  • have excellent working knowledge of the requirements of the Human Tissue Act (2004), HTA Codes of Practice and MHRA/GCP(L) guidelines as applied to research, including Clinical Trials, using human tissue samples
  • expertise in biobanking compliance and governance
  • have experience of working within a containment level 2 laboratory, with potentially infectious material
  • have significant relevant experience within a research laboratory or core service
  • be competent at horizon scanning for new developments, techniques and instrumentation relevant to the facility
  • work independently at the highest level, without guidance and make decisions about the day to day running of the facility and provision of human tissue related services
  • be a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with excellent communication skills
  • ideally have people and budget management experience
  • preferably be competent at handling liquid nitrogen and cryopreservation of biological samples
  • The vision of the CRUK CI, under the directorship of Prof. Greg Hannon, is to deliver world class research in tumour ecology and evolution as well as to focus on cancers of unmet need. Our research groups aim to understand the fundamental biology of cancer and translate these findings into the clinic to benefit patients. The ideal candidate will lead the Facility to effectively enable these aims. The role holder will need to demonstrate a passion for science and the desire and ability to enhance the Institute's research community.

    The CRUK CI is the largest research Institute in the University of Cambridge with ~450 staff and PhD students situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It is supported with generous core funding from Europe's top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK.

    Closing Date: 5th December 2022

    Interview Date: 13th December 2022

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

    Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

    Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV form 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

    Please quote reference SW32476 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    Further information
  • Further Particulars
  • Department/Location

    Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute








    22 November 2022

    Closing date

    5 December 2022

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news