Public health / social science – looking at what people think about biobanking samples…
From the (attached) job description they’re looking for this sort of level of qualification:
Qualifications and knowledge
??? A good university degree of grade 2.1 or above.
??? Higher degree/PhD or equivalent experience in public health, research methods or social sciences.
Job Title: Research Assistant
Responsible to: Research Manager
Based at: Genetic Alliance UK, Unit 4D, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London, N1 3QP Other locations / home working considered but travel to London to meet research manager will be essential.
Hours: Part time post working 0.6 full time equivalent (3 days per week).
Job Outline: This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a social research background to work for a leading patient support group. The post holder will be responsible for conducting research to investigate public perceptions of biobanking in the UK. This work will form the public engagement work package of the ‘STRATUM’ (Strategic Tissue Repository Alliance through Unified Methods) project which has been awarded a grant by the Technology Strategy Board through the Stratified Medicines Competition. The overall aim of the project is to deliver methods that will increase the effectiveness of tissue sample provision and ensure that UK pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic sectors have the ability to access an adequate supply of well-characterised tissue samples to increase the probability of drug development success. STRATUM is a collaborative project between industry and academia developed by a consortium of 6 partners, with AstraZeneca as the lead partner. Other members of the consortium are GlaxoSmithKline, Lab21 and the universities of Manchester, Nottingham and Leicester.
Gaps exist in our understanding of the public???s willingness to donate samples for biomedical research, therefore a key aim of this project is to assess public opinion on biobanking and the use of samples. The main role of the researcher will be to deliver a report which describes public and patients??? views and concerns on this issue. This report will be used as the framework for defining biobanking policy for a governance and standards framework for human sample resources in the UK.
The role will involve the following duties and responsibilities:
The closing date for this post is Monday 22nd August 2011, 5pm.
Candidates who are short-listed for interview will be notified by Wednesday 24th August 2011.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th August 2011 in Islington, London.
To apply for this post, please send a covering letter detailing your suitability for our consideration (maximum two pages) and CV addressed to Dr Celine Lewis, Research manager – by email to: celine@geneticall