Human Resources

Tissue Bank Acquisition Officer - QMUL21329

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £22,212 - £27,034 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL21329
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 23-Jan-2020
Closing date: 22-Feb-2020

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Applications are sought for a Tissue Bank Acquistion Officer to support the BCI portfolio of tissue banks, with comprehensive, efficient and effective tissue acquistion and distribution. The post will be based in the Director's Office, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Essential requirements for this post include GCSE or equivalent (including English and Mathematics, grade A-C) and previous laboratory experience including tissue handling. Experience in communicating with patients or other lay audiences and using databases is desirable. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain accurate and detailed records are also essential.

The post is full time for 25 months. Starting salary will be in the Grade 2 range (£22,212 - £27,034) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, an interest-free season ticket loan and family-friendly working.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Michelle Lockley, tel: 020 7882 3582 or email


Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

To apply, and for full job details, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL21329.

The closing date is 22 February 2020 and interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing on 2 March 2020.


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The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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