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Tissue Bank Technician - QMUL24217

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £27,742 - £34,220 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL24217
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 05-Feb-2021
Closing date: 01-Mar-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute

Post title: Tissue Bank Technician     Post ref: QMUL24217


About the Role

Applications are sought for a Tissue Bank technician post to provide technical support to BCI portfolio of Tissue Banks, to enable a comprehensive, efficient and effective service to internal and external researchers. In particular, sample processing, quality control, management of BCI Tissue Bank samples, general housekeeping and stock taking.

To work as part of the BCI Tissue Bank Team, being mutually supportive and covering duties as necessary during colleagues’ absences and at times of additional pressure, as directed.


About You

Essential requirements for this post include a minimum of two A levels in relevant subjects such as Biology and Chemistry, a BSc or equivalent in a biological science or allied health field would be desirable. Previous laboratory experience in handling and processing of tissue is essential as well as experience of sample archiving and management using Laboratory Information Management Systems. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work successfully within a team and maintain accurate and detailed records are also essential.


About the Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics.  BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.  It is one of six institutes within The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).

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At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.



We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year, with an expected start date of 01/03/2021. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27,742-£34,220 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Sarah Mueller at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8815.

The closing date for applications is 1st March 2021.

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