Laboratory Supervisor

Recruiter: Illumina
Location: Great Abington, Cambridge
Salary: Competitive salary + Pension, Health insurance, Gym, bonus and many more benefits
Closes: 10 Jun 2019
Ref: 18053-JOB
Discipline: Chemistry, Clinical, Earth, Environment & Energy,Engineering, Life Sciences,Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Microbiology,Molecular Biology,Pharmacology, Maths & IT,Operations, Physics
Position Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Illumina are the world leaders in the DNA sequencing and genomics solutions. Our R&D facility in Cambridge develops the technologies and reagents that empower researchers across a wide variety of disciplines.  We have recently commissioned new laboratory space on the Granta Park research campus that will house our consumables development team and are looking for a Laboratory Supervisor to look after the day to day logistics of a busy research lab.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a cutting-edge laboratory ensuring that the technologists have the materials and working conditions they need to be successful.

The role will include/require:

  • A highly organised person with an eye for detail who upholds safety and regulatory compliance within the laboratory.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, with experience in chemical handling and instrumentation useful.
  • An ability to manage multiple parallel activities, track progress, and provide a clear future schedule in a way which can be easily reported back to the manager and laboratory staff as a daily and weekly report.
  • Maintain a laboratory plan and equipment list which captures dependencies, instrument needs, and user needs.
  • Manage laboratory and office consumable products, raising requisitions for replenishment where necessary.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, how to handle sensitive materials, such as RNA and reactive chemicals.
  • Maintain chemical inventory.
  • Control and manage laboratory waste streams ensuring waste is correctly documented prior to collection and disposal.
  • Write and update PUWER assessments, Risk Assessments, and COSHH assessments.
  • Run scheduled preventative maintenance on a number of analytical tools.
  • Engage external contractors to repair and maintain equipment.
  • Formulation preparation following standard protocols (buffers, wash solutions).
  • Ability to take on more challenging routine tasks which involve chemical or biochemical procedures.

The incumbent would be working in a brand new laboratory on a campus that has excellent facilities (gym, restaurants, and transport service to and from Cambridge)

This role would suit candidates who have a background in laboratory support and can demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as COSHH, waste management, chemical stock control, preventative maintenance, lab H&S and other support functions.  In return we can offer a highly autonomous role with real responsibility.

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