Scientific Manager

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - Biological Sciences

The Cellular Genetics Programme is looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to join the wet lab side of their newly formed Scientific Support Team. This role would lead a small team of research assistants to support the Programme from an operational and sample logistics side, by tracking and monitoring progress of samples through our internal pipelines, as well as carrying out basic experimental processes. The successful individual will have excellent communication and organisation skills, as they will be expected to maintain strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders whilst managing complex and competing priorities.

Essential Skills

  •  Degree, preferably in biological subject or equivalent experience
  •  High level of computer literacy. Excellent knowledge of Excel
  •  Good organisation & adaptability to regularly changing priorities & workloads
  •  Effective communication skills
  •  Extensive experience of a variety of molecular biology techniques
  •  Ability to follow instructions accurately, efficiently & to work without supervision
  •  To work with a degree of autonomy within area of responsibility
  •  Good manual dexterity & attention to detail
  •  Line management experience &/or significant supervisory experience

Ideal Skills

  • Scientific understanding of genetic analysis
  • Awareness of cost constraints and budget process

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and the Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a cover letter with your application.

Closing date for applications 30th September 2017

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