Vacancy: Senior Laboratory Technician at Imperial College London (Closed)

By 1st August 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Senior Laboratory Technician (Closed)

*This position is no longer open*

Reference: NAT01225

Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Department: Life Sciences
Location of position: Silwood Park Campus
Hours: Full time, permanent
Salary: £39,309 – £48,226 plus benefits

Job summary

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment – underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture.

You will have responsibility for day-to-day coordination, running and maintenance of the Life Sciences laboratories and meeting rooms at Silwood Park. This post involves supporting academic and research staff in their research activity and providing a high standard of technical expertise and advice.

Life Sciences staff at Silwood Park is composed of 27 academic staff, 40 research and 10 support staff.  There are currently approximately 130 Postgraduate taught and 70 PhD students based at Silwood Park, spanning 5 Masters Courses in Ecology and Evolution.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Manage the day to day running of the laboratories, controlled environment (CE) facilities, greenhouses and offices at Silwood Park, ensuring that use of facilities, laboratory equipment and consumables is carried out efficiently and that department equipment is maintained in a good state of repair.
    • Supporting the Silwood Park Masters courses by providing AV and laboratory advice and support, setting up any AV and IT equipment required.
    • Share the provision of on-call cover for equipment and CE room alarms on the Silwood Park Campus
    • Generate purchase orders for general chemicals, consumables and equipment (using the College’s ICIS and iProcurement systems) ensuring level of central laboratory provision is adequate.
    • Liaise with suppliers and source cost effective quotations for consumables and laboratory equipment.
    • Liaise with representatives from scientific companies, estates, security, contractors and engineers.
    • Be responsible for arranging the safe shipment of research materials to and from the laboratories.
    • Support Principal Investigators and students in the discharge of his or her health and safety responsibilities. Advise on the appropriate arrangements for managing and monitoring health and safety at Silwood Park.
    • Supervising, training and monitoring students and users working in the greenhouses and CE facilities. Providing safety induction training, and training in the appropriate use of the facility to all new users.

Essential requirements

    • Degree or equivalent vocational qualification in a relevant subject and work experience in a relevant technical role.
    • Experience of working in a laboratory.
    • Experience of working with greenhouses and controlled environment facilities.
    • Experience of working in the higher education sector.
    • Previous technical and facilities management experience.
    • Previous experience in teaching / training staff or students.
    • A sound understanding of Health and Safety regulations and procedures.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and work independently or as part of a team.
    • Proven organisational skills and the ability to plan ahead, set priorities, work to deadlines and to follow up tasks to ensure they are completed.


Further information

This is a full-time, open-ended contract and you will be based at Silwood Park Campus.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Allison Hunter .

Interview dates: 31st of August and 1st of September 2022