Opening For Laboratory Training Manager - London

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Laboratory Training Manager - London

Silwood Park Campus

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Laboratory Training Manager to join the research programme “Controlling mosquito vectors of malaria with engineered endonucleases”. This is an opportunity to contribute to a project that aims to deploy an innovative technology and facilitate the set-up of new infrastructures in Africa by engaging with multiple stakeholders with scientific, regulatory and ethical expertise.

You will work closely with Professor Austin Burt, the Principal Investigator, and the Senior Project Manager and Network Co-ordinator for the programme. The position is based at the Silwood Park Campus of Imperial College London but with extensive travel to Africa, Europe and the US.

You will be responsible for the development of training programmes and assisting in the maintenance in competency of insectary staff in three African Partner Laboratories running within the global research programme. You will also be involved in the occasional alignment training with Partner Laboratories in Europe. This will require you to spend extensive periods of time at each location – in Africa namely, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya, Uganda, in the US namely Atlanta, and in Europe namely Perugia in Italy.  Initial induction to the project will be given to the successful candidate in London, Perugia and Atlanta.

You must have a degree (or equivalent) in either entomology, genetics or life sciences, with substantial practical experience.  Experience of training staff to a high level of competency in insectary methodologies and experience of working in a commercial and/or academic insectary environment are essential. You must have experience of writing Standard Operating Procedures, Study Protocols and other related technical documents. Fluency in English and French (both written and spoken) is essential.  

You must be highly organised with a methodical approach to work and the ability to prioritise our own work with minimal supervision. The proven ability to interact successfully with others to learn and teach new skills is also essential.

You must be able to demonstrate that you are team player who can balance risk and pragmatism when developing solutions, always working with the highest level of professionalism, showing discretion and diplomacy whilst working under pressure.

For the full list of duties and the detailed person specification please see the Job Description attached.

This is a fixed-term appointment available until 31 July 2016.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Karen E Logan at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6b%65%6c%6f%67%61%6e%40%69%6d%70%65%72%69%61%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%6b%65%6c%6f%67%61%6e%40%69%6d%70%65%72%69%61%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces – NS 2015 006 JT into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Christine Short by email eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%63%2e%6a%2e%73%68%6f%72%74%40%69%6d%70%65%72%69%61%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%63%2e%6a%2e%73%68%6f%72%74%40%69%6d%70%65%72%69%61%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) to request an application form.

Closing date: 27 February 2015