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Principal Laboratory Manager

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About the Role

The Principal Laboratory Manager plays an important role in the strategic planning of the research and teaching laboratory environments and space provision for the Blizard Institute. You will have overall responsibility for technical support within the Institute for the purposes of research and teaching. This is a leadership role and part of the Blizard Institute senior management team. You will be the key contact for all technical enquiries (including capital equipment, central resourcing, and facilities). Liaising with colleagues both internally and externally as required. This position offers a challenging range of responsibilities and the opportunity to develop a career in laboratory management.

About You

You should have a BSc degree in biological sciences or equivalent qualification and have considerable and demonstrable technical experience of working in a laboratory environment at a senior level. You should have experience of laboratory space/project management, strong IT skills, and the ability to work independently with a sound knowledge of laboratory safety.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is one of six Institutes within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The Institute comprises approximately 350 staff based in four academic Centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st August 2022. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £48,035 – £53,625 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Natalie McCloskey [email protected]

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 27 June 2022

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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