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Assistant Laboratory Manager-Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

Connecting Science


Salary range £26,320 - £31,858 depending on experience plus excellent benefits

We are seeking an experienced and confident Assistant Laboratory Manager to support our programme of laboratory-based training courses.

Part of Connecting Science at the Wellcome Genome Campus, the  Advanced Courses and Scientific Conference Programme  ( funds, develops and delivers over 60 training courses and conferences annually that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedical research and the application of genomics in healthcare. This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver laboratory-based training courses at the Genome Campus, as well as in Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of our Overseas Courses programme.

Reporting to the Laboratory Manager (LM), you will manage laboratory preparations for a cohort of courses, and assist the LM and other staff in supporting the full lab courses programme. Core responsibilities include purchasing of reagents/consumables, preparing reagents/solutions, liaising with course instructors on the production of course training materials (course manuals), writing risk assessments for laboratory practicals, and supporting instructors during courses.

The role will also involve assisting with the laboratory preparations for overseas courses in Latin America, Africa and Asia, including purchasing and shipping of consumables and equipment and accompanying course organisers and instructors to provide onsite support during the courses (currently 1-2 courses per year).

You will attend planning meetings, contribute to the writing of meeting minutes and assist in the scheduling, liaison and AV support for guest speakers. You will also support distribution and collation of feedback surveys for each course. The successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours when courses are running, including some evenings and weekends.

This is a demanding, varied and rewarding role supporting high-quality scientific training in the UK and overseas.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Life Sciences degree
  • Extensive laboratory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to multi task, work independently and be flexible in working styles and practices
  • Effective team worker
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong interest in overseas travel

Ideal Skills

  • Knowledge of genetics/genomics
  • Experience of working in a scientific training environment
  • Experience of writing risk assessments
  • Knowledge of SurveyMonkey or similar applications

Other information

Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

We connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning and measures attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences  funds, develops and delivers training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine, and the application of genomics in healthcare. Working with internationally-renowned scientists and healthcare professionals, we run events at the Wellcome Genome Campus and in low- and middle-income countries that aim to educate, inspire, and transform careers.

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences part of Connecting Science.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acresthe stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England.

Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Please include a Covering letter with your CV and application. 

Closing date for applications 30th June 2019