Job Vacancy – Quality Assurance Manager, Newcastle University

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I thought I’d highlight this job to you as another example of the type of role that researchers often consider when moving away from research but wanting to stay within the university.

Quality Assurance Manager
Ref A1148A (CAO)
Faculty/Services Medical Sciences
Department Clinical Academic Office
Job Type Administrative Support
Hours of Work Full time
Salary: £27,578 – £29,249, with progression to £35,938Closing Date: 22 April 2012

The main purpose of the post is to provide leadership and drive in coordinating and maintaining the governance support for research using human tissues, including samples registered under the Newcastle University Human Tissue Authority (HTA) Research Licence and across the Faculty of Medical Sciences. You must be familiar with the full range of HTA codes of practice and the associated legislative and regulatory landscape, working with the Director, Professor Hall, and with the Newcastle Joint Research Office staff.

You must hold a relevant graduate qualification or equivalent experience, together with experience in the management of grants & contracts or pharmaceutical products/device projects management. Experience of working in a research environment is essential, as is having an understanding of R&D regulatory issues, specifically with regard to the HTA.

Experience of working with and influencing senior management is essential, as are excellent communication, networking and negotiation skills, together with strong administrative and organisational expertise.

For informal enquiries please contact either Professor Andy Hall, Director of the Newcastle Biomedicine Biobank ( or Amanda Tortice, Head of Newcastle Joint Research Office ( for further details about the post.



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