Duties and Responsibilities
Established in July 2014 as Cancer Research UKs first Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence; the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence at Manchester and University College London brings together the unique and complementary strengths of its partner organisations to create an environment that catalyses imaginative and innovative lung cancer research. The Centre aims to detect and diagnose lung cancer earlier; better predict risk of recurrence post-surgery; monitor disease non-invasively with biomarker testing and control re-emergent and advanced disease through personalised therapy; with the ultimate aim to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients.
The Research Technician / Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the TRACERx (Tracking non small cell lung cancer evolution through therapy) study within the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre lab at the University College London Hospital site. The Coordinator will screen and recruit patients for the study, coordinate longitudinal follow up, collect and process patient samples and be responsible for data management at the site under the direction of the Cancer Trials Centre and the Principal Investigator. The role will also involve sample collection and processing for other ongoing studies within the CRUK Lung Cancer Centre lab.
The post is funded for 1 year in the first instance.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in biological sciences, be familiar with guidelines for ethics of human tissue use and clinical research. He/she will have experience of dealing personally and ethically with patients along with experience of working within a hospital setting (especially operating theatre). A good clinical practice qualification and knowledge of cancer would be advantageous.
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25 Feb 2021
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