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Laboratory Manager - QMUL25489

Department: Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Salary: In the grade 5 range of £38,084 - £41,299 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25489
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 13-Jul-2021
Closing date: 12-Aug-2021

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Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Laboratory Manager – QMUL25489

About the Role

We are seeking a lab manager to manage the activity of the Wolfson Institute’s Molecular Epidemiology laboratory, under the direction of Dr Belinda Nedjai. Current research aims include:

•             To facilitate development of new biomarkers for cancer screening and prevention approaches.

•             To apply new discoveries (NGS, epigenetics and multiomics) in basic cancer biology to cancer screening and prevention.

The post-holder will ensure that the laboratory is run effectively and efficiently, in line with Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice, whilst supervising the work of scientific officers and doctoral students in the lab. You will carry out administrative work to support research activity, including supporting applications to various funding bodies and overseeing all expenditure on laboratory and office supplies. You will also act as Health & Safety officer, implementing all aspects of Health & Safety policy in the lab.

About You

Applicants must have experience in Lab management. You should have experience in Health & Safety regulations, implementing all aspects of Health & Safety in the laboratory areas and ensuring compliance to relevant policies, procedures and legislation and reporting of occurrences and accidents. You must have a PhD in molecular biology or a related field, together with at least 5 years of experience in basic molecular biological and/or NGS techniques. You must also have excellent project and staff management skills, budgeting and a thorough understanding of Good Clinical and Laboratory Practice.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Centre for cancer Prevention is at the forefront of research internationally into the prevention and control of cancer.  We have particularly active programmes of research studying breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention, cancer screening and statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiology.

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. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not simply because it’s ‘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.


The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an immediate start. Starting salary will be in the range of grade 5 £38,084 - £41,299 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and staff pension scheme.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Applications are particularly welcomed and encouraged from the BAME community. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Belinda Nedjai at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 7893.

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

The closing date for applications is 12 August 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


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