BDI Cell Culture Manager & Technical Specialist (Internal only)

University of Nottingham

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Biodiscovery Institute
Location:  University Park

£33,966 to £45,585
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 November 2023
Reference:  MED507523


This vacancy is open to employees of the University of Nottingham only. 

The Biodiscovery Institute (BDI) undertakes pioneering interdisciplinary science in state-of-the-art facilities accessed by up to 1000 researchers and visitors. 

The role holder in this permanent post will primarily be located in the most recent expansion (phase 3) of BDI. Within BDI-3 there are ~85 category 2 cell culture cabinets, making this suite among the largest in the world. The central purpose of this role is the technical management of this cell culture suite, which extends to high specification equipment, such as automated cryostorage for ~360,000 samples and systems to analyse cell behaviour. These facilities underpin diverse science using culture systems that span primary cells, cancer cell lines, stem cells, suspension culture, organoids etc, extending into genetic modification, including via CRISPR-mediated gene editing. 

The role holder will work both independently and as part of teams, including contribution to line management of colleagues. The role holder will be line managed by the BDI Building and Operations Manager, who leads the BDI Building Support Team (BST). The BST works synergistically with a core technical teams primarily from the Schools of Medicine, which has the largest research user footprint in BDI-3, and Pharmacy. Further coupled with the BDI Facilities Manager, this 3-way partnership supports the efficient delivery of research and teaching via a wide breadth of stakeholders. Where appropriate, this extends to contributing to teaching and practical support for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including Masters students on 3 taught MSc programmes. In this dynamic environment, there will be many opportunities for continuous professional development.

We have a team-orientated approach, and candidates should have excellent interpersonal, organisational, written, and verbal communication skills, and good attention to detail.

This role is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Carl Winfield, tel: 13416 or email [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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