Laboratory Manager - Cellular Operations

An exciting opportunity for a people focused individual to help ensure the smooth running of our CellOps labs in a new Laboratory Manager role.

Full and part time applications will be equally considered for this role. Full time hours: 37 per week and Part time hours: minimum of 18.5 per week.

About the role:

As part of your role ensuring the smooth running of the lab you will monitor and ensure equipment is in full working order, we have the supplies we need and the labs are set-up optimally.

On a day to day basis you will be working closely with individuals in CellOps to resolve issues in the labs, organising services or repairs of equipment, carrying out safety inspections and you will be regularly ordering consumables, organising and managing our LN2 and sample stores.

You will work closely with the legal and ethics teams, H&S and facilities teams to ensure we are following best practise, representing CellOps at meetings, writing SOPs and risk assessments and presenting information and updates to the teams.

Key priorities:

Being proactive in identifying issues or areas for improvement and working with the CellOps teams and other teams; i.e. H&S, facilities, and stores to resolve them.
Ensuring Health & Safety is well managed. Working with the H&S team to flag concerns, resolve issues and helping people in the lab to do their work safely.
Take a lead in driving forwards and champion some of our improvement initiatives – such as 5S, quality management, automation.
As part of your role you will be required to join our out of hours on call rota, to deal with equipment alarms.

Essential Skills
Higher education qualification in biological sciences or equivalent work experience
Scientific and laboratory management experience
Knowledge of laboratory health and safety regulations
Experience with writing and maintaining SOPs and H&S documentation
Experience of working with human tissue samples/the Human Tissue Act
Experience working with liquid nitrogen delivery and storage systems
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Good problem solving skills
Excellent record-keeping skills
Good attention to detail
Ability to work independently
Good communications skills

Ideal Skills
Knowledge and experience of practical laboratory work
Practical experience in basic molecular biology techniques
Experience in using LIMS for sample tracking

Application Instructions: 

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Interviews to take place from 23rd October.

Application Closing Date: 
13 October