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Job title: DNA and Tissue Bank Manager

REF: 284

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: External / Internal

HOURS OF WORK: Full time - 36 hour week

JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: £17,729 (Band B)

DIRECTORATE: Science & Scientific Infomation



Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. 

Our DNA and Tissue Bank has become hugely successful in recent years, attracting increasing numbers of visitors and requests for samples. As part of our growth, we have introduced and developed a silica-gel dried sample collection which needs regular maintenance and management to ensure the long term preservation of the samples. Your role will be key in curating this resource and developing it to its full potential.

You will need to have a degree in biological sciences or equivalent relevant experience as well as proven ability in collection management. Knowledge of databases (particularly Microsoft Access) and a keen eye for detail are also essential along with the ability to work autonomously or as part of a team and in a laboratory setting.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 2nd May 2013 at 10am


How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form (including the Equality and Diversity Form).

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.


We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.