Team Lead - DNA Pipelines

The world-famous and internationally respected Wellcome Sanger Institute has an exciting opportunity for a talented Team Lead to join the DNA Pipelines team. The DNA Pipelines Operations has a central role in delivering high-quality data to our faculty.

About the Role

As Team Lead, you will be responsible for the planning, scheduling, throughput and line management of team members working in the lab that support a specific service.

You will take a lead role in the pipeline by troubleshooting problems, championing change and continuous improvement and answering technical queries from both team members and Scientific Service Representatives (SSRs).

You will be responsible for the quality of all data delivered, accountable for the timeliness of data delivery and manage the performance of all team members within your product line.

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Athena Swan
Salary per annum
35,000 - 44,000
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time/Flexible working considered
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Closing Date
5 July 2022
Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • BSc in a biological science or equivalent experience.
  • In depth knowledge of molecular biology and experience in a range of practical techniques
  • Experience of working in a laboratory environment in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to correctly interpret scientific data and troubleshoot over a range of issues
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills in managing competing priorities in a busy environment
  • Experience with automation and high-throughput assays
  • Strong understanding of workflow and the application of LEAN methodologies
  • A high level of interpersonal and communications skills (E)
  • A collaborative nature; demonstrable experience and skills intact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations
  • Strong customer focus, especially with regard to quality, service delivery & issue resolution.
  • Proven ability to be able to manage conflicting demands
  • Proven experience & ability of working in constantly changing environment holding the responsibility to interpret management information, amend plans and act

Ideal Skills

  • Good knowledge & understanding of molecular biology & DNA Sequencing technologies.  
  • Proven experience managing and delivering a continuous improvement culture
  • Previous experience leading and driving change projects and implementing technologies into operational environments.
  • Proven experience to train and mentor staff