UK Biobank is a visionary organisation supporting national and international health research, set up with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases that strike in mid to later life, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. The organisation is fast becoming a real focus for innovative, exciting health research world-wide.
Thousands of researchers are now using UK Biobank, and papers are being published in key research journals weekly. The resource relies on maintaining the generous and active support of its volunteer participants to achieve its goal of making major improvements to the health of future generations.
We are looking for candidates to join our team at our Cheadle Imaging Research Centre, be part of a pioneering study to improve the lives of future generations helping to prevent serious and life threatening conditions.
As a healthcare assistant you will form part of our vibrant and exciting imaging team; involved with participant venepuncture, measuring and processing of samples collected from participants in the laboratory. In addition to the above this typically involves –
The roles would suit individuals who are self-motivated and are confident with strong interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide range of people; you will be willing and prepared to train to be proficient in all areas of the role.
Experience gained in phlebotomy or laboratory work would be a distinct advantage, but full training will be given.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous holiday entitlement, pension, life assurance cover as well as a number of salary sacrifice schemes and a staff discount scheme.
Previous experience in venepuncture and/or qualification in Health / Science or Laboratory background is a distant advantage.
There are two positions available, Healthcare Assistants work on a shift pattern covering Monday - Sunday.
The following patterns are available:
40 hours per week worked 10am - 8.30pm with a 30 minute unpaid break (8 shifts per fortnight)
40.25 hours per week worked 8.00am - 8.30pm with a one hour unpaid break (7 shifts per fortnight)