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Facility Manager
London, London

S3 Science has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Facility Manager to join our client’s facility in the internationally recognised academic school of Life Sciences. He/she will be expected to make a major contribution to the technical excellence and successful performance of the facility and to perform his/her duties in a competent manner commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the organisation and operation of the animal facility delivering the highest standards of animal care, study support, and breeding colony management
  • Ensure the organisational structure and staffing levels are appropriate to meet the needs of DBS and the research community
  • Recruit, train, appraise and develop staff including full responsibilities for performance management
  • Liaise with the Transgenic Manager and Researchers to manage the organisation and planning of conventional, transgenic and genetically modified animal breeding programme
  • Liaise with the Senior Veterinary Technician and Researchers to assist and arrange work schedules for surgical procedures
  • Advise on scientific and technical procedures and compliance with relevant legislation
  • Maintain accurate records pertaining to the use of animals in research and ensure robust processes are in place to ensure compliance with legislation
  • Develop internal and external networks to ensure best practice and enhancements in procedures and animal welfare are implemented as appropriate
  • Ensure the department operates effectively within any budget constraints, including grant management and the maintenance of accurate financial records
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene control is in place within the DBS animal facilities by training and implementing Standard Operating Procedures

What Experience and Qualifications do I need?

To apply for the role of Facility Manager, you will need to have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Experience as a Facility Manager
  • Be a current Personal Home Office License holder, with modules 1-4
  • Experience of managing Transgenic colonies
  • Experience of working with surgical models
  • Proven analytical and technical/scientific problem solving capability
  • Experience using IVC’s and mobile change stations
Salary: 45,000 - £52,000
Date Posted: 23/08/2019
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