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BioRepository Manager (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a scientific manager to have a leading role in helping to develop and deliver future research services for the NIHR BRC-MRC BioRepository.

The NIHR BRC-MRC BioRepository provides specialist laboratory support for research across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus; this includes a varied portfolio ranging from small clinical trials to national cohort studies and surveys. The BioRepository is a state-of-the-art laboratory, designed for the short-term storage and processing of biological samples at scale. The facility is cross-funded through the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), University of Cambridge and Medical Research Council and provides access to leading-edge automated liquid handling and storage technology.

The BioRepository Manager has day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the laboratory including building infrastructure, equipment and a laboratory team. The primary activity involves storing and processing of clinical samples for biomarker and genetic research using standard operating procedures. This position will lead discussions related to the establishment and running of Principal Investigator-led studies and projects. The post holder is the technical expert for the facility and will recommend new methods, lead the implementation of protocols and prepare project reports for different study teams.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a scientific subject or have equivalent practical experience. We are looking for someone who ideally has a working knowledge of the storage and processing of clinical samples, DNA applications and high-throughput automation with previous experience of working in a laboratory management role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with leading University specialists that carry out a broad range of research support and internationally leading scientists. We have a dynamic, supportive and collaborative working environment that is at the forefront of population science research. For the successful applicant, appropriate training will be provided, and individual development plans are actively supported.

For informal enquiries, please contact Matt Sims, Head of Research Operations:

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date is Monday 29th January 2018 and interviews will likely be held on Thursday 8th February 2018.

Please quote reference SJ14374 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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