• Full Time
  • Chelsea
  • 30,279 - 33,116 £ / Year

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £30,279 – £33,116 a year

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  • Full-time



Full job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Biospecimen Co-ordinator to join our friendly team working cross-site in both Chelsea and Sutton. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience in sample management in the context of research governance. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for this role.
For further details / informal visits contact: Mairi Lennie Biobank Operations Manager 0208 642 6011 cordless 4901

To work as part of the Biobank sample collection team working within the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and our Academic Partner Institute of Cancer Research at Chelsea and Sutton sites.

To be responsible for collecting and processing blood and tissue samples for multiple clinical units and studies across the institution

To record and track patient samples stored by the biobank in line with regulatory requirements. To manage data requirements for the biobank including but not limited to report generation, data queries, data query resolution and preparation for audits

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That’s why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification

Liaise with clinicians, surgeons, research nurses, pathologists and laboratory staff to identify and co-ordinate sample collection.

Ensure that the principles of the Human Tissue Act and GCP are upheld at all times and that all samples collected have appropriate patient consent

Ensure when managing and processing samples, that sample integrity is maintained at all times and samples are transported to an appropriate storage facility in a timely fashion.

Follow all relevant protocols, SOPs and standard practice. Document any deviations from protocol and inform the Tissue Bank Manager at the earliest opportunity.

Dispatch samples to collaborators following developed SOPs or ethically approved protocols. Document any deviations from protocol and inform the Tissue Bank Manager.

To apply for this job please visit www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk.

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