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Sample Coordinator - Cellular Genetics

Salary in the region of £33,965 -£41,097 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Permanent / Open Contract

The Cellular Genetics Programme is seeking a meticulous individual to join their newly formed wet lab support team as a Sample Coordinator.

The successful candidate will proactively manage the receipt of human samples from a range of collaborating centres. You will submit the samples to and track their progress through the various analysis pipelines at the institute. You will be required to monitor the output of sequencing projects to ensure that deadlines are met effectively and coordinate data release. You will act as local regulatory compliance advocate to ensure that research undertaken within Cellular Genetics is in-line with Wellcome Sanger Institute policies for the use of human materials and research participant data.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and adaptable individual to support the cutting edge science delivered within the Cellular Genetics Programme.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Degree, preferably in biological subject
  • Minimum 4 years relevant post-graduate experience. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of DNA sequencing technologies and platforms 
  • Demonstrable success in working to deadlines and with numerous priorities 
  • Effective communicator with the ability to develop and maintain relationships inside and outside of area of expertise 
  • Good organisation & adaptability to regularly changing priorities & workloads 
  • Methodical with an attention to detail
  • Experience or understanding of the regulations involved in working with human tissue samples / Human Tissue Act 

Ideal Skills

  • Proven-track record of successful project management experience
  • Knowledge of Sanger Institute sequencing pipelines 
  • Competent with spreadsheets and databases

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  Closing date: 10th November 2018