Tissue Bank Technician

London (Greater) (GB)
£32,676 - £37,297 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
03 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Tissue Bank Technician

Job ID: 009464

Salary: £32,676 - £37,297 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Posted: 03-Nov-2020

Closing date: 24-Nov-2020

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department: Comprehensive Cancer Centre Contact details: Rajani Chelliah, 

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Job description 
To assist with all aspects of the Haemato-Oncology Tissue Bank at King’s College London, collecting human clinical samples from clinics and wards; laboratory processing, storage and retrieval of such sample; quality control procedures and recording of work in manual and computerised databases. The key results anticipated from this post are the smooth running of Haemato-Oncology Tissue Bank, including efficient and effective laboratory processing of samples and database management.

Key Responsibilities 

  • To collect samples from clinics and wards as required.
  • To record the receipt of samples and to code samples.
  • To release research samples to authorised personnel and collaborators.
  • To process and store samples, including the use of centrifugation and immune-magnetic fractionation procedures and to undertake quality control tests, including flow cytometry.
  • To observe and adhere to departmental, corporate and national codes of practice concerning patient consent, confidentially and research ethics.
  • To follow departmental Standard Operating Procedures at all times.
  • To undertake other duties within the scope of the post as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Head of Department.

Skills, knowledge and experience 
Essential criteria

  • BSc Hons degree
  • BTEC/SCOTVEC or City Guilds technical qualification or equivalent in science
  • Previous laboratory experience,
  • Work experience in a Tissue bank
  • Work experience even if unrelated
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office – Word, Excel
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to play close attention to detail
  • Ability to be adaptable and problem solve
  • Ability to follow laid down procedures
  • Working knowledge of Blood cancers
  • Basic Health & Safety Legislation and procedures
  • Basic Quality Control and Assurance