Compliance Specialist - 12 Month FTC or Secondment

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Compliance Specialist (12 Month FTC or Secondment)

Cambridge, UK

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious diseases. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we are pioneering new frontiers by identifying and treating patients earlier, working towards the aim of eliminating cancer as a cause of death.

Come and join our AZ team where you will play a pivotal role in this exciting period of development!!

Human Biological Samples (HBS) are fundamental to medical research in the discovery, development and implementation of new treatments and diagnostics. HBS are ethically sensitive materials and the collection, handling and access to HBS are subject to strict regulations, principles and ethical guidelines.

The Biobank manages & maintains a data repository with appropriate human subject protection and industry best practices. The Biobank stores HBS, banked or prospectively collected from geographically diverse populations. The Compliance Specialist will co-ordinate projects and assist in delivery of projects under the supervision of the Biobank lead and/or Compliance manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Biobank lead and team in locating samples and reviewing consent for requests related to closed studies.

  • Electronically manage HBS retrievals including receipt, tracking, review and approval of requests from internal requestors.

  • Confirm requests against the informed consent, advance requests as required.

  • Ensure that sample manifest is completed to document the HBS transport or receipt.

  • Assist the Biobank lead and team with the resolution of issue and queries relating to HBS within the inventory.

  • Maintain records for HBS stored until it meets final disposal and follow destruction process when initiated.

  • Work with the Biobank lead to ensure that learning from HBS related issues are identified and analysed to enable continuous process improvement.


  • Biological sciences degree level education

  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communications skills


  • Degree level education

  • Knowledge and understanding of HBS compliance, health care regulations, laws and standards

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