Research Technician

Research Technician Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England

University of Bradford
Full Time Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England 27929 - 30502 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Faculty of Life Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

£27,929 to £30,502 per annum pro rata

0.5 FTE 2 days full and 1 half day TBD

Post Type:
Part Time

Contract Type:
Fixed Term

Closing Date:
Monday 20 March 2023

Interview Date:
To be confirmed


The post is in Ethical Tissue (ET), a fully licenced human tissue bank at the University of Bradford. The post holder will be a highly motivated research technician with lab experience in a biomedical and/or clinical laboratory environment using human tissues. The post holder will provide full technical and administrative support to the ET manager and research nurse. Main duties will include assisting with general lab management with responsibility for human tissue/fluid sample receipt, sample data logging, frozen or other storage and safe disposal, all under Human Tissue Act compliance and safe practises working with human tissue. The position requires accurate and ordered recording of information and data and database management. Some projects involve working with healthy human volunteers, and training in phlebotomy would be an advantage. The position will require travelling (normally by taxi) to sample collection sites in local hospitals with the ET manager or research nurse when additional resource is needed. The post holder will be an excellent communicator as this is an external customer and patient facing role and will suit someone with such relevant experience. This position will also involve primary cell culture and histological support to ongoing projects and the post holder will be expected to make a positive contribution to the design of studies and in applications for funding.

The opportunity:

To work within a highly motivated and successful team who provide an extremely valuable service in supply of tissues for biomedical research across the UK and internationally. Ethical Tissue has a profound responsibility to patients and their families to ensure all the donated tissue related procedures are carried out in an ethical, compassionate, and safe way. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to display independence and to gain positions of responsibility that will lead to career progression.

Your skills and attributes for success:

BSc or higher degree in relevant subject or equivalent

  • Working with minimum supervision and taking responsibility for setting and meeting targets
  • Handling and analysis of human clinical samples
  • Working with and collaborating with academic staff
  • Working with Hospital staff and interaction with patients
  • Managing data and databases
  • Previous laboratory work especially regarding handling human tissues and blood samples
  • Specific training in phlebotomy is an advantage

Research Technician
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom
Brian Cantor
$100 to $500 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
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