Human Resources

Team Leader (Sample Reception) - QMUL25918

Department: Wolfson Institute for Population Health
Salary: £28,208 - £31,251 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25918
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 22-Sep-2021
Closing date: 22-Oct-2021

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About the Role

A Team Leader is required to join the sample reception team, to assist in work on antenatal screening for Down's syndrome. The main duties will include organising the day-to-day running of the sample reception team, ensuring the team’s skills are up-to-date, keeping the lab well-stocked, and assisting with sample processing, analyses & data collection.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience in a laboratory setting handling clinical materials, as well as working as part of a close team. The ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines is essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Wolfson Institute of Population Health harnesses expertise across a wide range of population based research and education activities. The Centre for Public Health and Policy conducts research and teaching in all areas of chronic disease epidemiology, medical screening and public health. Research themes within the Centre include prevention of cardiovascular disease; prevention of cancers of various sites; antenatal screening; medical screening; smoking cessation; and weight management

The antenatal screening unit is one of the largest antenatal screening laboratories in the UK. Antenatal screening can identify pregnancies at high risk of abnormalities including Down syndrome; spina bifida, anencephaly and other open neural tube defects. The team carries out over 50,000 tests per year, for both NHS services and individuals..

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 full-time, permanent post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. The starting salary will be Grade 2, £28,208 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 Wayne Huttly at

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

The closing date for applications is 22 October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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