Breast Cancer Translational Tissue Coordinator

Job Description

The post-holder will work on building up the translational study portfolio, responsible for co-ordinating tissue collection and the research tissue bank. This will include attendance at the weekly breast cancer multi-disciplinary meetings (MDMs), identification and recruitment of patients, interview, sample collection, liaising with collaborators/study investigators and administrative duties to include recruitment updates, database maintenance, sending of GP letters/ copy of signed consent forms and data entry. The post holder may be required to provide other laboratory support to the research team as required.

The post-holder will work on building up the translational study portfolio, responsible for co-ordinating tissue collection and the research tissue bank. This will include attendance at the weekly breast cancer multi-disciplinary meetings (MDMs), identification and recruitment of patients, interview, sample collection, liaising with collaborators/study investigators and administrative duties to include recruitment updates, database maintenance, sending of GP letters/ copy of signed consent forms and data entry. The post holder may be required to provide other laboratory support to the research team as required.

The post-holder will also work in a team to co-ordinate data collection for a caseload of patients participating in translational trials with the breast cancer portfolio. The post holder will be required to accurately enter large amounts of research and patient data and to ensure that the data are stored appropriately according to the data protection act and in line with the ethical approval for the projects involved. Maintaining the quality of data collected within timelines will be a key function of this post which will be validated against patient medical records. The post holder will be responsible for the implementation of central filing systems and supporting others to file accurately and effectively. The post holder may be required to provide other administrative support to the research team as required.

The post will be based based in GSTT Oncology and Haematology Clinical Trials Unit and Professor Andrew Tutt’s laboratory, both of which are in the Cancer Centre, Guy’s Hospital. The post will also involve interaction with colleagues at the Breast Cancer Research Centre at the Institute of Cancer Research, London. Professor Tutt’s laboratory has published work in Cancer Discovery, Cancer Research, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Breast Cancer Research , Nature Medicine and Breast Cancer Research and Treatment in the last year.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 28 January 2018.

Equality of opportunity is College policy.