MFL Lab Manager
Location: UCL East
Department: UCL BEAMS (B04)
Salary: £47,414 – £55,805
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Type: On Site (> 80% of working time)
Closing Date: 31st January
University College London (UCL) is a university with a population of over 43,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students from more than 150 different countries. UCL is committed to being a world leader in the integration of education and research, underpinning an inspirational student experience. For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk. In our single biggest development since we were founded, UCL is expanding to East London. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UCL East will be dedicated to disruptive thinking and discovery across disciplines and beyond academic walls, to find solutions to the biggest challenges for future living. We are located in Newham, East London – one of the most socially diverse parts of the UK – and we would like our staff recruitment to reflect this. Opening in 2022 and 2023, UCL East will unite academic activities across experiments, arts, society and technology, integrating research and education, theory and practice – with cross-disciplinarity, innovation and public engagement. More than just a conventional university campus, UCL East represents a future focused mindset. We will deliver new research, technology and innovation, and undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for up to 4,000 students.
This post sits within the Manufacturing Futures Lab (MFL) in the Marshgate Building at UCL East, with 1500m2 of collaborative research laboratories. The MFL is a cross-faculty hub, bringing together researchers from UCL departments of Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and from Chemistry, with the Department of Chemical Engineering as the lead partner for this post. The post will initially be based at UCL’s Bloomsbury campus in Central London and will move to UCL East in early 2023. For more information see: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-east/study-and-research/manufacturing-futures-lab. UCL is committed to an inclusive and supportive culture for all. In recruiting, we welcome the unique contributions that everyone can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We continually strive to have the systems in place to ensure that all members of the university have equal access to opportunities, reach their full potential and maintain a work-life balance.
About the role
The main purpose of the job is to provide and manage technical support to researchers, academic staff, students and others within the MFL, in order to help the MFL achieve its strategic research and teaching objectives. The post-holder will be expected to manage other technical staff involved in supporting MFL research and teaching, and to assist in the maintenance and management of equipment, instruments and laboratory facilities.
The postholder should have experience in managing a large research facility with a multi-user base and multiple technical staff; significant technical experience in design, operation and repair of a wide range of laboratory equipment and instruments; significant experience of laboratory safety management; and experience of maintenance, management and technical experience of using, setting-up and training others in the use of laboratory equipment.
What we offer
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer other benefits such as:
- 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave, 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days);
- Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme;
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan;
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay;
- Employee assistance programme;
- Staff Support Service;
- Discounted medical insurance.
Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women. You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here : https://www.ucl.ac.uk/equality-diversity-inclusion/
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