Health and Safety Manager

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

The London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is one of the three large Medical Research Council Research Institutes and a Division of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. Reporting to the Head of Laboratory Services, Health and Safety, and managing a safety officer, you will have responsibility for the provision of a full range of safety services throughout the LMS and the Imperial College Institute of Clinical Sciences, including advising on work with GMOs and radiation protection.

You must have relevant experience in the management of safety, especially biological safety (including genetic modification) and radiation protection. A relevant scientific degree and the NEBOSH National General Certificate are essential. NEBOSH Diploma and registration as a Radiation Protection Adviser (or working towards), would be advantageous. Experience in research governance /regulatory compliance and business continuity planning, would also be desirable.  The development of effective links with staff at all levels within the LMS, Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, plus the need to pass on skills and knowledge to others, will require applicants to demonstrate the possession of excellent communication skills, written and verbal.

Your responsibility to their line manager and the Director of the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences is to assist Group and Facility Heads in the achievement of high quality science by monitoring and advising on safety issues. You should be comfortable with a negotiating style, although you may be required to demonstrate firmness as well as tact in order to achieve the Safety team’s goals.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including excellent holiday entitlement, access to employee shopping/travel discounts, salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers, as well as the chance to put the MRC on your CV in the future.

For informal enquiries regarding the post please contact Dean Norgate, Head of Laboratory Services, Health & Safety, at:

Please include a cover letter in your application and visit to apply. Applications which do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.

Please quote reference number LMS 624

The MRC is an equal opportunities employer. ‘Leading Science for Better Health’ Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening

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