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Laboratory and Field Research Facilities Manager - QMUL25569

Department: School of Geography
Salary: £47,325 - £52,883 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL25569
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 06-Aug-2021
Closing date: 19-Aug-2021

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About the Role

The School of Geography is seeking to appoint a Laboratories and Facilities Manager. The post holder will be responsible for the effective management of all research and teaching activities requiring laboratory and field work support. They will lead and manage a small technical team to run our laboratory facilities, manage field equipment and support field-based research. The post holder will also be the named Health and Safety Advisor for the School with responsibility for all aspects of health and safety implementation, delivery, and management.

About You

You will also have experience of the operational running of laboratories and an understanding of all required statutory testing for equipment and facilities. You will have knowledge and experience of supporting research and teaching in the earth and environmental sciences and will have a proven track record of managing technical staff. 

About the School

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research across human and physical geography, and environmental science. The School is located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

About Queen Mary

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.

Queen Mary is committed to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award for advancing gender equality, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and offers a number of development programmes including Springboard, Aurora and B-MEntor.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave, season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a range of development opportunities. In addition, we offer work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, and facilities, including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full-time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date of September 2021. The salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £47,325 - £52,883 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.  We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Emma Shapcott at

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 19 August 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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