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Biobank Operations Leader


Waltham, LEC, GB, LE14 4RS

JOB CATEGORY:  Veterinary


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Biobank Operations Leader


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">£52,958 - £79,438 + 20% bonus + £7500 Car Allowance + benefits


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Location: Mars Waltham Petcare Science Institute, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Leicestershire, LE14 4RS


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Open Date: 29th October 2020

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Close Date: 26th November 2020


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute is Mars Petcare's world-renowned pet research centre. Our work focuses on the nutritional, behavioral and health needs of pets. We generate fundamental knowledge to support the development of innovative products and services, advancing science to deliver our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™!


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mars Petcare intends to create and operate a large-scale research Biobank for cats and dogs. This will be coordinated by <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The WALTHAM Petcare Science Institute and<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> realized by combining capabilities from across the Mars Petcare family of healthcare businesses. We aim to recruit and retain many thousands of participant pets, collecting rich data and biological samples longitudinally over 10 years. The Biobank Operations Leader will be responsible for the development and operation of this unique, strategic asset for pet healthcare science.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What are we looking for?

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Essential: BSc in a biological, veterinary or life science
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preferred: PhD in a biological, veterinary or life science
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Programme management experience of complex scientific projects
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience of FMCG / pharmaceutical / healthcare / veterinary industry
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience coordinating R&D and/or science and technology teams
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience of budget management and resource allocation
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">An understanding of QMP, Health, Environment and Safety
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">An understanding of the principles and practicalities of biobanking

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What would be your key responsibilities?

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Deliver the overall programme to create and operate the biobank
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinate and organize a diverse group of functional collaborators
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manage stakeholders and update the steering team to ensure they are informed on progress
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain/develop an external network and awareness of biobank technology developments
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develop and maintain strategies for successful client recruitment and engagement
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Organize the analysis of biological samples at point of collection
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Facilitate the transfer of quality data to the Mars Petcare Science Engine
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manage the operational plan and ensure milestones are delivered on time and within budget
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Accountable for ensuring the programme complies to Quality standards where required


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What can you expect from Mars?

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A competitive salary and benefits package, including excellent pension.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A company that understands the importance of a work-life balance.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The chance to take hold of your own career and develop personally and professionally.

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