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Tissue Bank Operations Manager - Breast Cancer Now

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £42,405 - £49,785 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL34202
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 12 September 2023
Closing date: 26 September 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role

The key role of the Operations Manager will be to manage the efficient running and service delivery of the Institute’s Breast Tissue Banks, be responsible for ensuring best practice is implemented, in line with legislative and Funder requirements, as well as support and oversee Research and Ethics Applications.

About You

You will have an Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and, ideally, a Postgraduate qualification demonstrating experience of Pathology and Cancer. You will have experience in the organisation and running of a technical service and a thorough working knowledge of Human Tissue Act, Principles of Good Clinical Practice, General Data Protection Regulation and research governance framework legislation, together with the ability to disseminate the knowledge and information. You will be a good team player with excellent communication skills, with a flexible approach to working.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. It is one of six institutes within The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD) BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 3 years, with an expected start date of October 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £42,405-£49,785 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Louise Jones at

The closing date for applications is 26 September 2023.

Interviews to be held shortly thereafter.

Further details and apply

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