Laboratory Manager

  • Job Reference: VR/01853
  • Date Posted: 29 January 2020
  • Recruiter: MP Resourcing Ltd
  • Website: http://www.mpresourcing.co.uk
  • Location: Didcot
  • Salary: £28,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Position

We are seeking to  recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Laboratory Manager to assume overall responsibility for the maintenance and compliance of Class VII clean rooms ensuring the efficient and effective running of the laboratory, ensuring infrastructure and process equipment are maintained, calibrated and cleaned according to the ISO 14644 standard, along with a safe working environment. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the laboratories are effectively managed, working closely with the Scientific, Quality, Engineering and Finance Teams, overseeing the day to day running of laboratory activities.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assume overall responsibility for the maintenance and compliance of Class VII clean rooms ensuring the efficient and effective running of the laboratory, ensuring infrastructure and process equipment are maintained, calibrated and cleaned according to the ISO 14644 standard, along with a safe working environment
  • Work closely with the Scientific, Quality, Engineering and Finance Teams, overseeing the day to day running of laboratory activities

Duties Include

  • Maintenance of the facility to ensure compliance with ISO 14644
  • Ensure laboratory safety through promotion of safety policies and procedures and ensure documentation compliance
  • Lead the weekly facility meetings, writing up and circulating minutes and following up on agreed actions and responsibilities
  • Ensure infrastructure and process equipment are maintained, calibrated and cleaned according to the ISO 14644 standard
  • Management of inventory control system for reagents and consumables
  • In cooperation with the Engineering Team oversee all aspects of laboratory equipment repair, routine maintenance and calibrations
  • Control of the Laboratory facilities assets e.g. Equipment, tools, components, IT equipment, as well as low value items/assets not on Asset register
  • Carry out laboratory audits and work with Quality Manager to implement any improvements
  • Support R&D on production projects as required

Key Skills

  • Experience of working in a quality-controlled environment e.g. ISO13485 / 14644 /17025 /GLP/GMP
  • Previous industry experience within either a laboratory or clean-room supervisory role
  • Demonstrable knowledge of laboratory safety and health and safety at work regulations
  • Experience preparing and maintaining risk assessments and COSHH forms and related documents
  • Experience of drafting and reviewing Technical and Quality Documents, e.g. SOP’s and work instructions
  • Competence in Microsoft Office applications including SharePoint
  • Ability to interact effectively with scientists and production team to support scientific projects in collaboration with the project teams
  • Excellent record keeping and documentation abilities
  • Good spoken and written English; able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • First-rate organisational and time management skills

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.