The UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary environment where clinicians, engineers, allied health professionals and researchers are constantly striving for innovative approaches to treatment. This includes developing highly effective methods which go beyond the boundaries of conventional wisdom and treating each patient as an individual.
The Division reaching across three London campuses (Bloomsbury, Royal Free and Stanmore) brings together three major research departments; Targeted Intervention; Surgical Biotechnology and Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science. Within these departments are world class research centres, specialising in many different surgical and interventional specialties.
The Division holds a silver award for the Athena Swan Charter which recognizes advancement of gender equality and aims for representation, progression and success for all.
About the role
The Division are seeking a Senior Laboratory Manager who will be expected to manage all daily aspects of the teaching and research laboratories and/or performing high-quality experimental work in a multi-disciplinary research centre. The post-holder will aid in the training of staff and students in cell culture and/or specialised equipment as described in the job description and will manage tissue culture laboratories and manage the provision of equipment facilities for internal and external users, and contribute towards cutting edge research under the guidance of academic staff members.
The post holder will have supervisory responsibility for the day-to-day coordination, running and maintenance of the laboratory, management of laboratory technicians and co-ordinate research activities in relation to characterisation equipment.
This post will be based at the Department of Surgical Biotechnology, Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital Campus, Pond Street, Hampstead, London NW3 2PF. Occasionally, staff cover will be required at the Department of Targeted Intervention, Charles Bell House and will also involve some travel to attend Divisional H&S meetings in the Bloomsbury Campus.
This is a full time (1FTE/36.5 hours per week) post available from 01st December 2023.
Applications are invited from an experienced candidate with a MSc or PhD with extensive laboratory based experience.
The candidate must have a proven track-record in cell culture, biomaterials characterisation/analysis, as well as management experience working within a laboratory based environment.
Expertise in tissue and cell culture and/or biomaterials characterisation including the use of specialised equipment is required. A good working knowledge of cell culture and immunohistochemistry would be highly advantageous.
NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) certificate is essential.
Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.