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Islet Technician

Job Reference: 213-NC-1918-A

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
islet cell isolation lab
Denmark hill, London
£22,113 - £24,774 per ann

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Applications are invited for the post of Islet Technician based at James Black Centre, King’s College London and cell therapy laboratory at King’s College Hospital.

The King’s Human Cell Isolation Unit was established in 2001 to prepare human cells from donor organs under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conditions for clinical use. The unit has strong links to the academic team in the Division of Diabetes and Nutrient Science, King’s College London.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate his/her ability in English, computing and knowledge in biomedical science. Minimum qualifications required are - GCSE level or equivalent in English, Mathematics and Science.

Experience in medical laboratory is essential. The ability to work flexible hours such as unsocial hours (anytime during the day, night or weekend) is essential. Currently the laboratory is on on-call for one week for every two weeks. Hours worked overtime will be taken as time-in-lieu in non-on-call week. The post holder is expected to assist in maintenance of the GMP laboratories and stocking reagents. This requires manual handling.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the laboratories to fully understand the on-call laboratory work.


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King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

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