Avantor is looking for a science-savvy and flexible Junior Bio-Bank Scientist, to join our team based in Cambridge, UK. In this position, you’ll assist managing the storage and supply of human tissue samples for the Innovative Medicines Group and work with multiple Biobanks in the UK and Sweden. Your time will be divided between computer-based tasks (60% of you time) and laboratory (40% of your time).

This role will be a full-time, temporary (12 months) position based in a brand-new facility at the customer site - The Discovery Centre, Bio-Medical Campus in Cambridge. Next to an attractive salary, we offer multiple benefits such as pension scheme, private medical and dental care, and additional day off for your birthday.

The team

You'll join a close-knit team of five Biobank Scientists. The team is processing, registering, and re-labelling incoming human tissue samples and making sure they are available for Scientists.

You’ll belong to our business department Lab and Production Services, which supports leading pharmaceutical companies and laboratories all over the world, in Research and Development within the Life Sciences industry.

What we’re looking for

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in science related discipline, or equivalent experience preferable
  • Experience: Sample Management experience is preferable, but we also will consider graduates who are interested in getting experience in Bio-bank and dealing with many samples daily
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Great attention to details
  • Computer literate and proficient in using various computer software

How you will thrive and create an impact

  • Samples handling and making sure the samples are received, inventoried, logged, labelled, stored, tracked, dispatched, returned and/or disposed
  • Maintaining the inventory of Human Biological Samples in accordance with Good Clinical Practice
  • Tracking all work-in-progress using specialised informatics systems as well as databases
  • Responding to internal and external customer queries via e-mail or telephone
  • Maintaining compliance by monitoring and following-up on key dates (e.g. end of check-out period for samples)


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Why Avantor?

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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