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Research Technician / Project Support Officer
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-015958

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/12/2020

Salary: £27,511 to £31,865 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Contract Duration: Starting as soon as possible until 31 October 2023

School / Directorate: School of Biological Sciences

We seek to appoint a full-time position with a dual role as a Project Support Officer and Research Technician to work on an academic gene therapy clinical trial in MPSII patients. The post is available for an immediate start at 35 hours per week (100%FTE) for a fixed term period of 36 months.

The position offers a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, well-motivated individual with excellent management and interpersonal skills to work within a multidisciplinary team in this rapidly growing research field. 

You will be responsible for providing day-to-day project support, coordinating project administration through all stages of the research life cycle (from trial start up through to study closure). The role requires initiative, sound judgement and the ability to interact with multiple members of the project team. This includes core administrative tasks linking with internal finance teams, the trial sponsors team, the clinical site, external clinical monitoring teams and the funder of the trial. You will also be responsible for processing clinical samples generated during the trial, performing DNA extraction and PCR. 

Awareness of good clinical practice (GCP) is essential to this role, particularly with regard to data handling and record keeping.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Rebecca Holley


Name: Brian Bigger

General enquiries:

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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