Senior Phlebotomy Trainer
Cheadle, £21,708 -£29,370 per annum dependent on experience, 35 hours per week, Frequent travel to other sites across the UK
Would you like to play a part in the world’s largest Medical Imaging programme?
UK Biobank is an international health resource of unparalleled scale. We hold a wide range of samples and health related information provided by 500,000 volunteer participants.
Ten thousand researchers are already using UK Biobank samples and data to improve our understanding of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses from COVID-19 to dementia. Over x,000 scientific papers based on UK Biobank data have already been published in leading scientific journals.
In support of our mission to make the resource ever more powerful for scientific research, we are currently progressing the world’s largest imaging study and have already acquired brain, heart and abdomen MRI, DEXA bone density, and carotid artery ultrasound scans on 50,000 volunteers – half way to our target of 100,000 people.
This is a powerful resource in its own right but also makes UK Biobank uniquely positioned to support COVID-19 related research and, over the next 6 months, we will be running a short repeat imaging study to capture the effects of past COVID-19 infection on major body organs. This will generate a unique set of pre- and post- infection images to inform research into this new disease.
After completion of this sub-study we will return to our primary imaging study.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality blood samples are collected to the same standard across all of UK Biobanks Imaging Centres. They will also be responsible for delivery of UK Biobank’s venepuncture training, this includes continually updating and improving the venepuncture training module, and ensuring that training standards are maintained across all imaging centres.
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We offer a competitive salary, and holidays based on an equivalent of 26 days holiday, membership of the USS pension scheme and several other employee benefits are also provided.