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Quadrant Manager - Service Delivery

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: £46,334 (Minimum Salary) per annum, subject to skills and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 3rd July 2022
Job Ref: R808
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary

There are two opportunities for a full-time, fixed term (12-months) Quadrant Manager position within the Service Delivery team. The role reports directly to the Hub Lead and will support and maintain laboratory operations in a quadrant and throughout the institute.

The Quadrant Manager is an important link with Group Leaders, Laboratory Research Scientists (LRSs), Postdocs, Students, Safety, Health, and Sustainability (SHS), HR, Procurement, Finance, Logistics and Facilities & Infrastructure (F&I) teams, as well as working closely with other Quadrant Managers.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your laboratory support experience in a busy team where you will be expected to line manage a member of the Laboratory Operations Assistant team.

Key Responsibilities

Each floor has approximately 40 research laboratories and associated Science Technology Platforms (STPs), with up to 450 staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the efficient day to day running of the research laboratories located on the quadrant, including STPs, providing assistance and advice to ensure that all activities within the laboratories comply with Crick policies.
  • Ensure the operations and day-to-day management of the quadrant communal facilities (tissue culture, equipment and cold rooms), including but not limited to upkeep, servicing and repair of equipment, maintaining safety standards.
  • Contribute to lab space planning with the quadrant laboratories e.g. upgrades, refurbishments and repairs including overseeing commissioning of areas in a quadrant, working closely with the Facilities & Infrastructure Team.
  • Managing and supporting the development of the Laboratory Operations Assistants for the quadrant, planning their work and ensuring, where possible, continuity with the rest of the floor and the wider team.
  • Support the Asset Management Team by providing local quadrant knowledge for service contract agreements and existing warranties for laboratory equipment, including managing surplus/obsolete equipment.
  • Liaise with the Procurement Team to negotiate best costs when purchasing equipment and consumables for the quadrant laboratories.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • The closing date for applications is 03.07.2022
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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