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Laboratory Operations Manager - QMUL25552

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25552
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 04-Aug-2021
Closing date: 01-Sep-2021

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Barts Cancer Institute Department of Director’s Office

Post title: Laboratory Operations Manager Post ref:  QMUL25552

About the Role

The post-holder will be expected to manage the efficient running of the Barts Cancer Institute Laboratories with support, as necessary, from the Principal Laboratory Manager, Centre Lead and Group Leaders.  You will be required to provide technical and administrative support, including the line management of a team of support staff and assume responsibility for the welfare and general duties of technical staff.

About You

Applicants must hold a degree in biological sciences or equivalent technical qualification. You must have significant experience of laboratory management including line management or supervision of staff. A background in cancer biology is essential and to have a good understanding of research and the research process. You should be able to work independently without reference to a supervisor and have excellent interpersonal skills. You will be a pragmatic problem solver, self-motivated and have good computer/IT skills, including use of databases.

About Barts Cancer Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics.  BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.  It is one of six institutes within The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).


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 post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 23rd August 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, 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 Vipul Bhakta at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2109.

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The closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st September 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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