This new role in Tyndall will provide co-ordination, training and advice to all persons with designated laboratory management responsibilities. The successful applicant will also have specific responsibility for the Life Sciences Interface (LSI) suite of labs and lab activities.
This is a key role in ensuring that labs across Tyndall have a structured and co-ordinated approach with specific regard for health, safety and quality arrangements and standards.
This role reports to the Head of the Life Sciences Interface Group.
- Develop and implement ‘best in class’ lab management practices, training and support materials, in conjunction with relevant Research Leaders, Facilities, Quality and Health & Safety Staff.
- Create, maintain and manage an up to date Tyndall-wide Lab Manager Register.
- Develop ‘on-boarding’ and ‘refresher’ training programmes for new and experienced lab managers.
- Develop H&S / Quality training matrix for lab managers / users and promote training participation.
- Support Quality and Safety audits in connection with labs in Tyndall.
- Design and conduct appropriate local lab experiments.
- Conducting routine analysis, experimental and investigatory work according to an established research plan and as directed.
- Monitor performance to ensure targets are met setting up laboratory test equipment, recording and analysing test results and preparing simple technical reports with conclusions and recommendations.
- Performing routine maintenance, calibration and safety checks on laboratory equipment to ensure it is in good working order.
- Provide guidance and support to researchers as required.
- Handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity.
- Manage sample handling, data collection and data documentation, in a logical, efficient and easy to trace manner.
- Facilitate and support laboratory visits by external stakeholders, including customers, agency representatives, and service engineers.
- Promote awareness of the available research infrastructure among internal and external stakeholders, through preparation of presentations, webpages and other material as appropriate to ensure available equipment and facilities in the LSI suite of labs are well utilised.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemical, mechanical, materials, or biomedical engineering.
- Extensive knowledge of managing equipment and facilities for design, development and characterisation of sensors and systems for life sciences applications.
- Extensive experience in developing and writing lab management protocols.
- Experience and formal training in appropriate health and safety requirements in a lab environment.
- Experience in using a Quality Management System to drive continuous improvement in lab practices.
- A strong track record in working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment.
- Excellent written and spoken, communication and presentation skills.