MRC Tommys Biobank Biomedical Assistant Band 5 job in Gloucester at NHS Jobs

MRC Tommys Biobank Biomedical Assistant - Band 5

Company: NHS Jobs

Location: UHCW NHS Trust, Coventry UK

Date Posted:Sep 30, 2017

MRC Tommy's BioBank Senior Biomedical Assistant – Band 5; 22½ hours a week. Based at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust UHCW NHS Trust is committed to providing the best care for its patients. As part of this commitment, we have an active programme of research within reproductive health. Partners with Tommy’s The Tommy's charity exists to save babies' lives, funding research into the causes and prevention of pregnancy complications that lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Tommy's also provide pregnancy health information for parents-to-be. We are a partner in Europe's largest research centre dedicated to preventing recurrent miscarriage. The Tommy's National Early Miscarriage Centre comprises of three centres based here in Coventry known as Tommy'sUHCW, Birmingham Women's Hospital and Imperial in London. Tommy'sUHCW is led by Professor Quenby and her research is on the rolethe endometrium the lining of the womb in recurrent miscarriage. Tommy's also fund research in 3 other centres of excellence: The Tommy's Maternal and Fetal Research Centre in St Thomas's London, The Tommy's Maternal and Fetal Research Centre in Edinburgh and The Tommy's Maternal and Fetal Research Centre in Manchester. Together, the Tommy’s centres wish to set up a Reproductive Health Biobank to augment and enhance the six existing biobanks at the Tommy's funded centres, to provide added value for research. The biobank will be unique in combining expertise from these centres, four of the largest reproductive health research groups in the UK, into a single functional unit of international significance. The samples comprise of tissues obtained before pregnancy, at the time of miscarriage or during complex pregnancies, as well as in normal pregnancy. Clinical data will be linked to the samples using advanced soft-ware technology.This linked biobank will allow samples from each site to be characterised and tracked, and make them more accessible to the wider research community. The Post: The Tissue Bank Senior Biomedical Assistant offers an exciting opportunity to be part of this new initiative. The main purpose of this role is the collection, and processing and clinical data linkage of tissue and bodily fluids for the Tissue Biobank. They will be required to help co-ordinate a network of technicians at the six Tommy’s centres in Warwick, Edinburgh, Manchester, Imperial, King’s College London, Birmingham to from a World Class set to tissues and related clinical data for research. The post holder will be expected to ensure that tissue and other samples of human material are transported and processed for long term storage in accordance with all relevant legislation and governance requirements and collect patient data as required. To actindependently to recruit patients into the trust wide research programme. They will help to co-ordinate input from all the Centres so that best practice in each area is shared efficiently, research governance and Human Tissue rules and regulations are adhered to, and the opportunities to make important scientific advances can be maximised. Candidates must have excellent organisation, communication and inter-personal skills. The ability to work flexibly is essential. There may be opportunities to visit the other Tommy's sites. Recruiting to Values To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it. Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’sValues and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description. The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour. For further details / informal visits contact: Sean James tel 02476 965248 sean.jamesuhcw.nhs.uk or Professor Siobhan Quenby, on 02476 968592 s.quenbywarwick.ac.uk View full job description
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