Laboratory Manager

Posted 5 days ago by Equals One

Laboratory Manager

THE VISION

Genedrive®, is an affordable, real-time PCR system that can serve as the basis for rapid detection, quantification, or drug resistance testing of infectious diseases and pathogens, such as TB or Hepatitis. As we further develop our Point of Care solutions through assay development and product refinement, we have an opportunity to reach millions of people who currently have limited access to existing diagnostic technology. Ultimately, Genedrive has the ability to change lives through rapid access to the benefits of molecular diagnostics.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

As our Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for laboratory operations and maintenance.You will ensure that the principles of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, Good Manufacturing Practice, and Good Documentation Practice (GxP) are maintained, and for ensuring overall compliance to ISO 13485.

Youwill report to the Director of Research & Development:-

·Equipment verification and validation (IQ, OQ, PQ) and management;

·Responsible for environmental monitoring control and administration (Tutela);

·Maintenance of service records, calibration dates and validation logs in respect of all laboratory equipment;

·Maintenance and management of cleaning rota;

·Undertake Risk Assessments/COSHH assessments for the laboratories and ensure the company’s Health & Safety policies are adhered to;

·Timely liaising with suppliers to organise repairs, calibration, repairs etc. of all laboratory equipment;

·Lead trainer for R&D department personnel;

·Act as our Laboratory Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) in respect of audits;

·Ensure the proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials;

·Ensure that all personnel are using the laboratory safely (including containment laboratory) and adhering to safety policies and procedures;

·Management of R&D genedrive instrument databases and lab data acquisition computers;

·It is anticipated that the role will account for approximately 50% of your time.With the remainder, as a competent molecular biologist you will have the opportunity to impact on a number of our product development programs.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

We are looking for a person who can demonstrate the following competencies;-

·Laboratory management experience, gained in a quality compliant environment (GcLP, ISO 13485);

·Strong experience with database, asset and electronic quality management systems (e.g. Qpulse);

·Competent working with high content data analytics; ability to analyse, interpret and clearly document data;

·Strong experience with equipment verification and validation;

·Experience with COSHH and Risk assessment management;

·Solid understanding of containment control for amplicons, and pathogens;

·Good knowledge, understanding and practical experience of molecular biology and PCR;

·Excellent knowledge of laboratory equipment and processes;

·Good organisational skills.

Experience & Qualifications:

BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in a Life Sciences discipline, and a minimum of 5 years related experience (or equivalent experience).

OTHER

You MUST have the legal right to work in the UK or EU

Where will I be working?

You will be based in our offices and laboratories within the Core Technology Facility of the University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC) at 48 Grafton Street Manchester M13 9XX just off Oxford Road and easily accessible via walking, bus and train.

Salary

A competitive salary is offered.

Hours of Work

You will be required to work 37.5 hours per week between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm. You can discuss your ideal start and finish times with us.

Company Benefits

We provide Private Healthcare, Death in Service Benefit, Group Income Protection, Share -Option Scheme, 25 days’ holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays) per year, discretionary bonus and a Group Personal Pension scheme.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the role of Laboratory Manager, please send in your CV with a covering letter.

Please focus on telling us how your skills and experience match the type of person we are looking for and why you believe you would be an ideal candidate for the role of Laboratory Manager.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd July 2019

Required skills

  • Clinical
  • Environmental
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Quality Management

Reference: 38450813

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