Laboratory Manager

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
  3. United Kingdom
Cambridge, England
Posting date: 30 Nov 2020

We are searching for a talented Laboratory Manager to join an amazing pharmaceutical team. The Laboratory Manager (LM) will play a crucial role in running and developing the laboratory and will report to the Senior Director of Laboratory Operations. The LM will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the laboratory, including managing all aspects of health and safety and ensuring compliance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the laboratory
  • Manage the laboratory budget, budget priorities and equipment selection in accordance with the company's financial regulations
  • Undertake the procurement of equipment and consumables in accordance with company's purchasing policy
  • Ensure there are sufficient resources (staff, equipment, consumables) of appropriate quality to provide the service
  • Monitor and implement the company's policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, health and safety, COSHH, infection control, safe handling of drugs, and all local safety rules regarding fire, chemical, radioisotope and gene manipulation hazards.
  • Oversee the in-service training and welfare of the staff they line manage
  • Carry out annual appraisals of staff they line manage
  • Ensure the laboratory meets standards and current legislation for the handling of clinical specimens e.g. ISO 15189, HTA, ICO, NHS digital and Health and Safety regulations
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures by undertaking audits of technical and clinical procedures
  • Ensure that consumables and equipment are fit for purpose and maintained to the required safety standards
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development to the standards required by the Health Care Professions Council
  • Keep up to date with current legislation relating to the activities of the laboratory e.g. Health and Safety, Human Tissues Act

Skills and Requirements

  • BSc or equivalent in a biological discipline
  • Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Practical experience working in a pathology laboratory, ideally a minimum of 5 years' experience
  • Use and maintenance of laboratory specialist equipment, including automated in situ staining platforms, digital slide scanners and image analysis software packages
  • Laboratory management
  • Team and staff management
  • Advanced knowledge of histopathology involving a critical understanding of relevant theory and/or principles of laboratory processes including: FFPE histology, immunohistochemical staining, image analysis, digital slide scanning, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridisation, multiplex immunoassays, automated immunostaining
  • Thorough understanding of Health and Safety Regulations, human tissue governance and how to apply them in the laboratory environment


  • A knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and fun team
  • The chance to be part of a growing start-up and the next leader in building integrated diagnostics by combining molecular biomarkers with digital solutions
  • Perks at work scheme

To Apply

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