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Media Laboratory Team Leader

The Institute of Cancer Research - Laboratory Support Services

Location: Sutton
Salary: Circa £34,500 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021

Closing Date: 31/10/2021, 23:55

Location: Sutton (Greater London)

Division: Facilities

Type of Contract: Non-time Limited

Hours per Week: 35

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description 

The LSS team provides front-line support services to ICR scientists at Chelsea and Sutton, including collection of dirty glassware, wash up and sterilization, biohazard waste collection, sterilization and disposal, specialist sterilization, pure water supply, media preparations and other similar duties.

The post holder will lead the laboratory media production facility; promote and expand the services; ensure high-quality products, service, sustainability and value for money; support the LSS manager in providing all services.

Applicants should have in depth knowledge and experience of tissue culture techniques, freezing batches of cells, antiseptic techniques and media components calculations and possess relevant experience working as a scientist in a bio-medical field or working in a laboratory support environment providing services to laboratories in a scientific/medical establishment. Previous experience of managing and developing a team or a large project or number of projects and of setting up and of monitoring contracts using e.g. service level agreements is essential.

The full salary range for the paygrade is £32,775 - £41,400 per annum. Appointments are normally made at the start of the range which represents the market rate for the role but consideration will be given to experience and skills.  Future progression is based on annual performance review.

To apply please submit an application on the ICR Careers site, attaching your CV with the supporting statement addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification, a brief description of your relevant experience and including the names and addresses of at least two referees.

Interviews will be on 5 November 2021.

For more details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

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