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Senior Laboratory Manager

Job Reference: 309-CB420-TB

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wellcome Trust CRF
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum inclusive

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Senior Laboratory Manager

Senior Laboratory Manager Band 7

Clinical Research Facility

170 Tottenham Court Road & Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre

The NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility is a well-established Clinical Research Facility (CRF) covering two sites. The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre is a dedicated neuroscience experimental medicine facility at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) at Queen Square (QS); and the Clinical Research Facility at 170 Tottenham Court Road is a comprehensive Cancer and Medical research facility on the Bloomsbury campus (BC).

We are looking to recruit a highly experienced, skilled and enthusiastic Senior Laboratory Manager to oversee the management of the CRF laboratory across both CRF sites running first-in-human through to complex and innovative phase 3 trials, and experimental non-IMP studies. The post holder will be expected to operate independently in organising and planning work activities with the objective of maintaining and improving efficiency throughout the CRF.

Using effective self-management of workload the post holder will be expected to maintain full and proper records in compliance with relevant legislation while providing a high quality laboratory service within the CRF, and be specifically responsible for oversight of processing, storing and shipping samples collected as part of clinical trials implemented at the UCLH NIHR CRF. In addition, the post holder will act as the central liaison between the CRF Laboratory and partners including the UCL Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre GCLP Facility and the Neuroimmunology and CSF Laboratory at the Institute of Neurology. The post holder will also be expected to lead on reviewing new laboratory manuals to assess feasibility and laboratory related protocol compliance resulting in high quality clinical data in line with the study protocol, the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the UK Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like further information about the post, please contact Dr Rajeshree Khengar at

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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