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Research Centre Manager

£39,324 - £49,772 pa

We seek an energetic and skilled manager with prior relevant experience, for this senior role in managing an active cancer research institute in the University of Cambridge. The Hutchison/MRC Research Centre is a purpose-built institute that houses the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Unit and components of the Department of Oncology, and includes advanced scientific resources for molecular cell biology, imaging and data analytics. Research programmes within the institute span basic to patient-led research on cancer, with overall funding of >£7M annually. This position will be held in the MRC Cancer Unit and based within the institute, which is located in the rapidly expanding Cambridge Biomedical Campus based on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site.

The post-holder’s main responsibilities will be: (1) to ensure the efficient and effective provision of essential scientific facilities and support services (including molecular cell biology, computation/IT, advanced microscopy) for researchers in the Centre, through the management of staff teams involved in laboratory infrastructure, IT and health and safety, comprising ~20 staff. (2) to ensure effective allocation and management of core infrastructure and MRC Cancer Unit funds, secured via quinquennial review and through annual capital bidding processes for specialized scientific equipment, and (3) to ensure cost-effective upkeep of the Centre’s building infrastructure, services and advanced instrumentation.  In this senior position, the post-holder will line manage staff leading the Centre’s teams for laboratory infrastructure, IT and health & safety, and play a key role in developing future strategy to deliver these responsibilities.

Candidates should be educated to BSc level or equivalent in biomedical science or other relevant subject, and should have a postgraduate management/financial qualification, or equivalent knowledge and experience gained in a relevant research environment.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability (ideally through prior experience) to effectively manage complex multi-£M budgets over periods of several years, and be able to produce and communicate financial reports and forecasts using appropriate software. Candidates must demonstrate (ideally through prior experience) sufficient understanding of scientific and IT issues to manage provision of essential infrastructure, instrumentation and facilities. Candidates must have experience in (or demonstrate the aptitude for) line-managing skilled staff providing scientific support. Thus, prior experience of managing an active biomedical research institute is highly desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, and would ideally include the ability to communicate with administrative as well as scientific colleagues over a wide range of seniority.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant security checks.

For further information and to apply online for this vacancy go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12945/ . This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SK11471 in your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

Closing date for applications is 17 March 2017.

Interviews will be held w/c 27 March 2017.

 

 

Laboratory Manager (Health and Safety)

£29,301 - £38,183 pa

The position of Laboratory Manager (Health and Safety) is jointly funded by the Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge, and is held within the MRC Cancer Unit, based within the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre. The post holder’s main responsibility is to co-ordinate and manage all areas of health and safety and security for the centre, engendering a positive health and safety culture. They will ensure the safety and security of all occupants and visitors to the centre with respect to specific laboratory hazards as well as general health and safety and security, by establishing and implementing policies and procedures in line with current legislation and best practice. The post will provide senior support to the laboratory manager in all general laboratory space management and directly manage the centre laboratory portering service. In addition the post will be the first point of contact for liaison with the University estates team and related contractors.

The successful candidate should hold an HNC in Biological Sciences or equivalent together with a recognised qualification in Health and Safety (e.g. NEBOSH General Certificate). They should have substantial experience of working in a senior technical position within a bio-medical/chemical laboratory, with broad knowledge and experience of health and safety management in laboratories.  Strong administrative, organisation and time management skills are essential, as is competence in working with computers.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo relevant security checks.

For further information and to apply online for this vacancy go to: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12771/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SK11318 in your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel.

Closing date for applications is 26 February 2017

Interviews will be held 7 March 2017.