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Laboratory and Facilities Manager

We are seeking to recruit a dedicated, versatile and proactive Laboratory and Facilities Manager to join our enthusiastic team at the Department of Zoology. This is an exciting new position, working closely with senior management to oversee the provision of our infrastructure, facilities, IT and laboratories support of our teaching, research and the Museum of Zoology.

The role holder will lead our buildings and scientific support teams and be responsible for the management of these in our large and diverse estate. Working closely with PIs and other stakeholders, they will have a significant role in the planning and efficient coordination of buildings and laboratory refurbishment projects. In addition to providing technical advice on laboratory equipment, they will also have responsibility for equipment maintenance, provision of our core media facilities, large teaching labs and will support departmental research facilities.

As the Departmental Safety Officer, they will oversee health and safety with responsibility for training and induction, biological safety, and chemical safety, assisted by a Safety and Environmental Coordinator. In addition they will represent the Head of Department in various regulatory responsibilities including ASPA, HTA, Nagoya and CITES. They will also coordinate the provision of IT in the Department.

Candidates will ideally have a degree level qualification in biological sciences, experience of a research environment and an understanding of health and safety. They will be highly collaborative with excellent leadership and communication skills, have management experience and be able to build good relationships with various stakeholders. The role holder will have proven organisational skills, be able to work effectively as part of a team and have a high attention to detail. Out of hours work may occasionally be necessary.

For full information, please refer to the Further Information document below.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter (no more 2 sides of A4) and CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) in the Upload section of the online application. These cshould outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Louise Balshaw, Departmental Administrator

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva Email:

Please quote reference PF28443 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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