Laboratories and Instrumentation Manager

King's College London - Imaging Chemistry and Biology

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £32,958 to £39,324 per annum, plus £2,623 per annum London Allowance depending on qualifications.

This post will be Indefinite.

This is a Full Time post

The holder of this post plays a central role in managing research laboratories at the Division of Imaging Sciences. These laboratories are highly complex in function, highly multi-disciplinary, and are used by a large number of research staff and students; they are subject to regulation by various safety and Home Office bodies. Efficient, economic and safe use of these facilities requires tight regulation and close management of infrastructure, equipment and personnel.

The purpose of this job is to support the Senior Laboratory Manager (SLM) in devising and implementing working practices and protocols that allow the Division to achieve its research and training objectives in a safe, fair and cost-effective manner. As the Laboratory and Instrumentation Manager (LIM), you will be the primary person responsible for all laboratory/safety equipment. You will ensure that equipment ownership is assigned and that new users are appropriately trained. You will also be involved in all aspects of laboratory and instrumentation management as defined by the SLM.

This position requires somebody with a good knowledge of a broad range of laboratory instrumentation, ideally with knowledge of medical imaging techniques (although this is not essential), an awareness of laboratory safety standards, and experience of working with ionising radiation. It is essential that the role holder is comfortable and confident in working in a radiation laboratory and is able to provide advice and assistance in radiation safety to the lab users. It also requires a candidate who is flexible, adaptable and dynamic. The postholder needs to be able to work autonomously, when required, as well as in a team; and they will need to use their initiative and think on their feet in order to solve the problems that inevitably arise in the management of a busy laboratory.

The selection process will include a test and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in early November.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact David Thakor, Senior Laboratory Manager, on

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 2 November 2016.

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