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Laboratory Sample/Specimens Co-ordinator

  • Location

    Guildford (UK)

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ANGLE is a world leading liquid biopsy company with sample-to-answer solutions. ANGLE’s proven patent protected circulating tumor cell (CTC) harvesting technology is known as the Parsortix® system.   ANGLE’s Parsortix® system is FDA cleared for its intended use in metastatic breast cancer and is currently the first and only FDA cleared medical device to harvest intact circulating cancer cells from blood.


The Parsortix system enables a liquid biopsy (a simple blood test) to be used to provide the circulating metastatic breast cancer cells to the user in a format suitable for multiple types of downstream analyses.  The system is based on a microfluidic device that captures cells based on a combination of their size and compressibility.  The system is epitope independent and can capture all phenotypes of CTCs (epithelial, mesenchymal and EMTing CTCs) as well as CTC clusters in a viable form (alive).  CTCs harvested from the system enable a complete picture of a cancer to be seen; as being an intact cell they allow DNA, RNA and protein analysis as well as cytological and morphological examination and may provide comparable analysis to a tissue biopsy in metastatic breast cancer. Because CTC analysis is a non-invasive process, unlike tissue biopsy, it can be repeated as often as needed. This is important because cancer develops and changes over time and there is a clear medical need for up-to-date information on the status of a patient’s tumor. In addition, the live CTCs harvested by the Parsortix system can be cultured, which offers the potential for testing tumor response to drugs outside the patient.

Join our Team:

This is an exciting time at ANGLE and our team in Guildford are looking for a Laboratory Sample/Specimens Co-ordinator to contributes to the smooth running of internal clinical studies performed by ANGLE’s R&D department, including samples receipt and arrangement between projects, assignment of tasks to technical operators, filing and compiling paperwork, keeping up-to-date trackers of the samples processed and patients’ information, specimen labelling, and statistical analysis and management reporting.

The job is a mainly office-based with some laboratory activities, working in a multi-disciplinary team spanning across the R&D teams. Goals and tasks are agreed daily with supervisor or delegate.

At ANGLE, we foster a dynamic, entrepreneurial approach to translating leading edge translational research into clinical diagnostics. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas.

We are always in search of potential employees who share our vision and want to make a difference today. In your submission, please describe your background and what you can bring to our team along with attaching your resume.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • First point of contact for the receipt and initial processing of specimen deliveries, including the handling of blood tubes, taking measurements/centrifugation
  • Responsible for the accurate recording and tracking of patient information onto the designated logs (physical and digital) for all samples, in accordance with company and regulatory (e.g. confidentiality) requirements
  • Ensure the integrity of samples (in the job holders care) is maintained and samples are labelled correctly to comply with strict procedures
  • Liaise with scientific and technical teams to identify sample assignments and associated tasks to projects and co-ordinate collections
  • Responsible for the quality and provision (e.g. written reports, presentations) of relevant data, including sample storage, management reporting of sample usage and availability, and statistical analysis
  • Be the first point of contact for any issues (escalating when required) to ensure the smooth allocation and delivery of samples to projects and teams
  • Undertake additional ad-hoc tasks as required

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • Educated to Degree level (ideally a biology related subject, combined with an interest in statistics, biostatistics etc) or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar role
  • A strong understanding of the importance of confidentiality and accurate record keeping within a strictly controlled quality system combined with excellent attention to detail and commitment to high quality data
  • Previous experience of data entry and analysis within Excel, previous experience of using GraphPad would be an advantage
  • Demonstrable report writing and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate results and confidently present data to technical and non-technical staff
  • Willingness to work with blood samples in a laboratory environment (Hep B vaccination is recommended) combined with previous experience in an office-based administration role is essential
  • Experience of working to strict quality standards such as Medical Device regulations and standards including, but not limited to, 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, 93/42/EEC, IVD 98/79 EC, ISO14971, GMP, GLP, QSR is desirable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work unsupervised and independently, once fully trained
  • Excellent organisation skills, with ability to multitask, and to establish priorities to meet job demands and deadlines
  • Have excellent work ethic and be a good team player
  • Flexibility and adaptability to environments of variable pace and occasional job revisions
  • A flexible, can-do approach to the requirements of the job
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