Opening For Laboratory Manager - Bloomsbury

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Opening For Laboratory Manager - Bloomsbury

 Purpose and Main Duties
The Department of Biological Sciences is part of the Institute of Structural Molecular Biology at Birkbeck/UCL led by Prof Gabriel Waksman FRS. The department has a high research profile in Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology and Chemical Biology. Teaching provision includes Masters programmes in all these areas; undergraduate programmes in Biomedicine and Structural Molecular Biology; and a Certificate HE programme in Life Sciences.
The main purpose of the Research Laboratory Manager post is to run three microbiology laboratories used for research in mycology, bacteriology and environmental microbiology. The post holders will provide a high quality technical service that contributes to teaching and research excellence, and will undertake research for pilot projects leading to grant applications and publications.
Candidate Requirements
This is an exciting opportunity for pro-active, self-motivated individuals. Applicants should have experience of managing resources and researchers in a laboratory environment; extensive knowledge of microbiology and molecular biology; and the ability to operate complex apparatus. Knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations and risk assessments is essential. Experience of teaching laboratory preparation is desirable
We are looking for someone to work 11am to 7pm with an hour’s break Monday, Wednesday and Thursday to cover the teaching. The final 7 hours can be done as two half days or on Tuesdays hours to be agreed.
Further Information
Salary: Grade 7, £28,274 rising to £32,368 per annum inclusive of London Allowance, this is pro rata to the full time salary of £35,343 rising to £40,460 inclusive of London Allowance per annum.
The closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 12 November 2014 at midnight.
Interviews will take place on Monday 24 November 2014.
This post is part-time, 28 hours per week (0.8fte) and fixed term contract for six months. The appointment is subject to a probationary period. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined salary pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to DR Jane Nicklin (
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