Laboratory Manager

Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, England
Salary: Well paid
Start Date: 2019-03-23
Reference: BH-104807
Contact Name: Charles Leach
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 23, 2019 14:22

Job Description

Laboratory Manager – Cambridge – Permanent

An efficiently running laboratory is critical to the quality of the science being conducted within it. My client, a well-established Biotechnology company in the sector of biopharmaceutical discovery and development, is currently seeking the expertise of a Laboratory Manager to ensure smooth operation of their newly installed labs in Cambridge. The company is experiencing substantial growth in both their pipeline and people, and as such it is a very exciting time to be joining.

Laboratory Manager Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for maintaining a high quality, safe laboratory environment and supporting the scientists in their everyday work.
  • Responsibility for all aspects of lab management, including instruments, equipment and supplies needed to ensure the labs run smoothly.
  • To manage a team of two laboratory support staff on a daily basis and supervise the standard of their work, being involved in recruiting, selecting, training, and managing the continual development of the employees
  • Liaise directly with scientists to discuss their support requirements and implement solutions as needed
  • Develop and continuously improve standard operating procedures and protocols (SOPs) and maintain training records
  • Ensure the labs are maintained in a clean and safe way, conducting regular inspections
  • Management of the reagent preparation (procedure, recording and control measures)
  • Management of in-house stores, including stocks of reagents and consumables, deliveries and shipments
  • Meeting with sales reps, negotiating prices on consumables and setting up/reviewing account pricing and long-term quotations
  • Coordinate Health & Safety requirements and compliance, including licences, permissions, lab safety, display screen equipment and risk assessments, writing of safety SOPs and training of staff
Laboratory Manager Key Requirements:
  • Graduate qualification or equivalent in a biological science or other relevant disciplin
  • Significant experience of managing a biological lab
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements specific to the lab environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • The ability to work efficiently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, professionalism, care and reliability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft packages including Excel
  • Experience directly managing a small team is desirable
  • This excellent opportunity of a Laboratory Manager with an award winning company is Available immediately and offers the successful candidate a great path for growth within the busy life of this Biotech company.
  • Please call Charles on 01619427163 for more information.