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Research Laboratory Manager (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - C.I.M.R. Clinical Biochemistry

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,614 to £35,326
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021
Job Ref: SG28289

A Lab Manager position is available in the Rayner lab in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research ( Prof. Rayner's busy and diverse lab uses molecular and cellular tools to understand the interactions between malaria parasites and human host cells, in order to identify and prioritise new drug and vaccine targets.

This role is responsible for managing the Rayner lab on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that all laboratories are set up and run efficiently to support the team in delivering high quality scientific outputs, whilst ensuring relevant safety and ethics requirements are met. There is a particular emphasis on the management of the CL3 Plasmodium culture lab including being responsible for obtaining and updating the relevant ethical, safety and HSE permissions, supporting the whole team with training and developing and implementing working procedures.

You will have excellent task management, organisational and communication skills, in order to take on significant responsibility for Prof Rayner, who has extensive managerial responsibilities in addition to running his research group. You will also be deeply collaborative and good at building close working relationships within a vibrant interdisciplinary team. There is also the potential to be involved in experimental work, involving culture of Plasmodium parasites, if and when that fits with your organisational responsibilities.

The Rayner lab is committed to diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and applicants from groups that are under-represented in scientific research are particularly encouraged to apply. The role is available as either part- or full-time, although it is a key role in a busy lab so careful discussion of working hours, and the potential for job-sharing with another individual, would be needed if part-time working was to be considered.

Cambridge Institute of Medical Research (CIMR) is an interdisciplinary research institute within the University of Cambridge with a mission to determine the molecular mechanisms of disease in order to advance human health. With outstanding core facilities and home to more than twenty dynamic and highly interactive research groups, CIMR ( is part of the School of Clinical Medicine and is based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, near Addenbrookes Hospital.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2025 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Pre-application enquiries are encouraged by e-mail to Professor Rayner :

Any queries about the application process can be addressed to Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor:

Please quote reference SG28289 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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