Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Deadline: 03 May 2017

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £36,064 - £42,431 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL11367
Date posted: 19-Apr-2017
Closing date: 03-May-2017

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 Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories Manager, REF: QMUL11367

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) is one of the largest Schools within Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) covering Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences as well as Psychology. The School is committed to excellence in research and teaching, and offers a lively and stimulating environment for both staff and students.  

Applications are sought for a Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories Manager. This is a varied role where the successful candidate will be responsible for:

·         Operational leadership and day to day management for technical and facility staff within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

·         Leading on Health and Safety for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department to maintain and promote a positive and compliant safety culture.

·         Liaising with academic and technical staff, researchers, building managers and relevant people and committees at School and College level to ensure the laboratories and their equipment continue to be world class places for research and education.

Candidates must have a relevant Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in one of the Chemical Sciences. Candidates with higher degrees, additional vocational qualifications and relevant technical training in laboratory management and health & safety are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is likely to have:

·        Experience of supervising or line managing people within a chemical/technical environment, with an ability to provide good leadership.

·        Knowledge and management experience in maintaining Health & Safety and COSHH compliance within a chemical/biochemical laboratory.

·        Proven analytical, problem solving, numerical, planning, organisational and interpersonal skills used to identify and manage potential problems and opportunities effectively.

The post is permanent and full time. The salary will be in the range of £36,064 - £42,431 per annum. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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 Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of Department, Prof Marina Resmini with the subject line as ‘Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratories Manager’

The closing date for applications is 3 May 2017.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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