Careers

Make a real contribution to how research is shaping the future of healthcare, social care, public health and global health.

Life at the BioResource

Each one of us is unique and has their own particular set of skills which they are keen to develop. Combined we are a positive, motivated and creative team focused on our role in improving healthcare. On a personal level we are friendly, supportive, helpful, and keen to learn and inspire. Work–life balance matters to us.

Come and join us to influence research and develop your career!

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Current Vacancies

Research Laboratory Technician - NIHR BioResource based in Cambridge

The Rare Diseases Phenotyping project is recruiting 1000 patients to participate in ground-breaking research aiming to drive forward diagnosis, gene discovery and mechanistic understanding for patients with rare genetic diseases. The pilot phase is now complete and to increase capacity we require an additional team member.

The appointee will be responsible for processing time-sensitive human biological samples, entering data onto our databases, and preparing for experiments. Candidates should have practical experience of laboratory technician/biological scientific research work or a similar role. They must possess excellent organisational and planning skills and have good IT skills including knowledge of spreadsheets and LIMS. Working with a high degree of precision and accuracy is essential.

You can find out more information and make an application via the University of Cambridge jobs page

Closing date for applications is 21st August 2022.

Senior Business Administrator - NIHR BioResource based in Cambridge

The appointee will manage our HR and administrative functions, including line management of the Business Administration Team. As the NIHR BioResource is continuing to expand, recruitment will be a key part of the role.

Candidates should have relevant experience in HR, including recruiting staff. Excellent organisational and communication skills across all business levels are essential.

You can find out more information and make an application via the University of Cambridge jobs page

Closing date for applications is 31st August 2022.

Research Volunteer Recruitment Manager - NIHR BioResource based in Cambridge

The appointee will lead on the recruitment of local (Cambridge) and national cohorts of volunteers to the NIHR BioResource, managing a team of study coordinators and administrative staff. There are three main recruitment streams: people with common diseases; people with rare diseases; and the general population.

Candidates should have experience that is relevant to the post, including proven success of recruitment to, and running of, research studies and/or clinical trials and ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant subject. Excellent organisational and communication skills across a range of stakeholders and a track record of successful leadership and line management are essential.

You can find out more information and make an application via the University of Cambridge jobs page. 

Closing date for applications is 21st August 2022.

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If there isn’t a job for you here at the moment you can still be involved. Please join our thousands of volunteer research participants.  See here for further details.

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The NIHR BioResource

We provide the major, nationally accessible resource to improve healthcare and the long-term prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice.

We have over 200,000 consented volunteers, from the general population and patients with common and rare diseases. Having provided their samples, BioResource volunteers are willing to be recalled to participate in academic and industry-led experimental medicine and clinical research studies.

Our participants don’t take part in clinical trials but provide lifestyle, health and genetic information that speeds medical research.

NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease; enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Our principal funding body is the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), the nation’s largest funder of health and care research