- Full time (37.5h pw), mainly in the afternoon/evening. Some flexibility regarding hours of work.
- Fully remote.
- 6-10pm Monday- Friday fixed.
- Other 17.5h may be worked flexibly by agreement.
- Additional hours may be available and would be compensated at the same hourly rate.
This is an exciting opportunity to assist our research clients in pharma, biotech, medical devices and academia, mainly in the US, to navigate planning a human specimen project and order the correct specimens for their needs.
This role is fully remote and requires evening work in order to account for time zones.
Mostly, our work is carried out via email, although some clients prefer to discuss their needs over the phone or via Zoom. This may be followed up with more in-depth technical discussions with the relevant source from our network, once initial feasibility has been established.
Our clients often need guidance as to what types of specimen, format, source and size are available and how they might best fit with their research. There’s often a gap in understanding what is technically possible for clinical vs. deceased donor specimens, and part of our role is to manage expectations whilst striving to help the researcher to derive the most benefit from their planned study.
We are a small but growing company and work mainly with researchers from innovative SMEs, as well as leading big pharma companies and a wide range of academics.
We cover most diagnoses, as well as providing control specimens, so a broad interest in human biology and disease areas is beneficial.
We are looking for someone with a genuine desire to help researchers achieve their in vitro research goals. The ideal candidate will be committed to promoting in vitro human specimen use throughout all R&D, education and training environments. Educated to BSc/MSc/PhD level in a relevant area.
Essential attributes and skills for this role:
- Keen attention to detail
- Able to take accurate notes during teleconferences
- Good communication skills, both written & oral (for technical teleconferences and presentations)
- Willing to learn and to take instruction
- Computer literate- in particular, fluent in Microsoft Office/Google sheets/docs equivalent, Adobe Acrobat reader and editor, Gmail.
- Comfortable with fully remote working
Candidates with at least 1 year’s post graduate in vitro research work experience particularly welcome.
Desirable attributes and skills for this role:
- Experience of working with human specimens in vitro.
- Experience of/willingness to learn about the types of specimens and data typically available as part of surgical or outpatient care, especially familiarity with pathology terms, cancer staging.
- An interest or experience in oncology is particularly helpful. An interest in/ knowledge of other disease areas, such as cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and infectious is a bonus.
Day to day activities may include:
- Fielding requests from prospective clients, including working out their technical requirements and participating in technical teleconferences.
- Composing and sending technical quotes.
- Preparing and sending inventories
- Managing projects and collection sites using our online Client Relationship Management System
- Assisting clients with specimen applications required for particular sources (eg hospitals/IRB approvals).
- Assisting the CEO with technical information for presentations, applications to partner sites, project lists.
- Other activities may arise, depending on business needs on the day as well as your interests and abilities.
The position involves working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Sean Davies, and our existing Research Officer and reporting mainly to the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Margaret Clotworthy, as well as the COO.
Please include a covering letter with your application that draws attention to your suitability for the role and interest in working with us in particular. The covering letter should also outline your hours of availability and the earliest date at which you could be available to start.