Research Laboratory and Safety Coordinator

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Applications are invited for the position of Research Laboratory and Safety Coordinator within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest Departments in the School of Clinical Medicine and aims to understand the nervous system in health and disease in order to develop new treatments for incurable neurological disorders.

The Department is embedded in several sites on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and regularly reports high level of staff and student engagement, with 84% of the respondents to a recent staff survey agreeing that their part of the University is a great place to work.

The John Van Geest Building (VGB), located on the Forvie Site, is one of the Department facilities and hosts approximately 70 academic and associated research staff in a combination of laboratories, offices & clinic space.

The Research Laboratory & Safety Coordinator will have specific responsibility for core equipment, building services and safety matters within the VGB and will report to the Department Laboratory and Facilities Manager, with local reporting to the Academic Lead of the VGB, Professor Michael Coleman. The role holder will manage the core building team and ensure the smooth running of equipment and facilities within the Van Geest Building, which will evolve alongside changing occupancy. The role holder will also be the point of contact for research scientists, estates management, visitors and external contractors.

The role holder will be responsible for the financial management of the VGB laboratory and building budgets, and will play a key role in procurement of equipment, maintenance and repair of equipment in the building. The role holder will lead on all aspects of Health and Safety for the building.

Closing date: 3rd July 2022

For questions relating to the post, please contact Professor Michael Coleman by email on

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference XB31370 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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