Senior Scientific Manager - Cellular Operations

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND

A rare opportunity has arisen for a talented scientific manager to lead a group within the Cellular Generation team here at the world-famous Sanger Institute. Your remit will be to deliver multiple diverse cell biology projects through your leadership of others.

  • Do you have a passion for cutting-edge cellular models?
  • Are you a highly organised, process-orientated individual, able to consider ideas as part of the bigger picture?
  • Do you have a determination to push projects through to completion?
  • Are you experienced at managing a team and adept at strong communication?

If you said yes to the above questions, then this is the role for you.

About the role

  • Manage and deliver large-scale cell generation projects via the successful leadership of 6-10 research assistants and Technical Specialists.
  • Delivering between 2 and 3 projects at any one time by working across a management matrix.
  • Keeping all associated collaborators fully informed of project status.

About You

  • Experience in advanced human cell biology techniques
  • Well-versed in Scientific project management
  • Excellent people skills
  • An understanding of the challenges of running multiple diverse projects at scale.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills

About the team

We are a core team within Cellular Operations, responsible for providing cell biology resource and expertise to the wider institute. We do this by running multiple, diverse, large-scale cellular generation projects for various faculty teams. Our current portfolio of projects includes organoid derivation from human tissue and differentiation of iPSC cells to new cell types to create a range of new disease models.

In order to deliver world-class science, we maintain a focus on continuous process improvement. Ensuring that at all times we are striving to deliver value to the institute by exploring ways of improving quality and efficiency. We operate by taking protocols established in the faculty teams, transitioning them into our world, ensuring they are robust enough to run at scale and striving to identify new technologies and methods.


Please include a Cover Letter with your application, detailing your motivation for applying for this role and any other relevant information that is not on your CV. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, therefore applications may close before the deadline. 


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