Lab manager para una empresa británica que monitoriza biodiversidad mediante ADN ~

4 de septiembre de 2020

Lab manager para una empresa británica que monitoriza biodiversidad mediante ADN

Senior Operational ScientistLocation: Surrey, United Kingdom
Salary: £45 000 - £50 000+ - depending on experience
Start: Immediately
Duration: Permanent

Applications are invited for an operational scientist role to work with
a rapidly expanding science-based start-up company.

NatureMetrics is a high growth, biotech start-up with an exciting
potential for combining commercial excellence with a positive impact on
nature and the environment.

Our amazing team of scientists has commercialised a process to bring
DNA-based monitoring technologies to the frontline of environmental
management and biodiversity conservation around the world.

We are excited to be disrupting the world of biodiversity monitoring,
by accelerating the power and pace of data acquisition in sectors such as
the agriculture, infrastructure and extractive industries. We've already
delivered client projects across three continents. Now we want to scale
up our operations, increasing throughput whilst maintaining the highest
possible quality standards. We will also continue to further develop
our methods and processes and optimise new assays and technologies into
a wider set of fully commercial product offerings.

Trading since early 2016, we have established ourselves as the leading
provider of DNA-based monitoring services in the UK, as well as building
a presence in Scandinavia, Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia. We
have established strong relationships with key players in industry,
policy and academia nationally and internationally, poising us for
rapid growth over the next few years. We are currently a team of over 20
people which is continuing to rise over the coming months. Further, we
anticipate that we will more than double the volume of samples processed
in the next 2 years.

To apply, please email including both a CV
and covering letter as soon as possible. There is no fixed deadline
for applications, and the position will be held open until we find the
right candidate.

Roles & responsibilities
. Experience in managing a lab and a lab team. This role will
currently be managing 6 labs, 6 scientists and a lab manager.
. Experience in extraction of DNA and working with high throughput
sequencing techniques including, importantly; MiSeq, qPCR.
. Experience in research and new product development
. Experience in delivering quality product at scale preferably
with some commercial scale experience
. Experience in setting up a lab. This role will work with a
design consultant to bring the company a lab that is able to
scale up quickly as well as to ensure our extremely high-quality
standards are set and maintained in our new, larger HQ
. Experience of working to maximise efficiency of costs, resources
and delivery time in the lab
. Experience in overseeing quality control and bringing in new and
innovative technologies and methods.
. Ability to bring in automation and process optimisation to
the business.
. Ability to work closely with our head of product validation to
drive new product development from a laboratory delivery
perspective, ensuring accuracy and efficiency
. Ability to drive product delivery - organise the lab technicians
on a day to day basis and working closely with the lab manager
to ensure that samples are processed in a timely manner in
accordance with client deadlines.
. Role will be responsible for working towards an ISO

. Reporting to our Director of Operations with a dotted line to
our Head of Science and managing our Lab Manager.
. Overseeing the lab team and working closely with the operations
and business development teams to understand how our products
can be developed and refined.
. Role will bridge the gap between the lab team and the
operations teams.

Use COSHH and risk assessments, oversee compliance with company procedures
and HSE legal requirements

Person Specification Education & qualifications
. A PhD is not necessary, but it would be an advantage.

Specialist knowledge & skills
. Understanding of issues relating to scale up of molecular labs,
innovation, HSE, excellence in product delivery, efficiency and
process optimisation.

Interpersonal & communication skills
. Organised & meticulous with effective communication skills
. Able to work independently and as part of a team
. Dynamic & flexible with the ability to work with a variety of
different people at different levels Relevant experience
. The preferred candidate will have at least 3 years experience in
overseeing a lab and managing a team.
. Experience in working in a molecular lab and working with DNA.
. Experience working with eDNA would be an advantage.

Additional requirements
. All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to
work/permission to work in the UK.

Terms and Conditions
. NatureMetrics Ltd, CABI Site, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20
9TY Working pattern and hours
. The postholder is advertised at 40 hours a week Monday to Friday
with core hours between 10am and 4pm but applications are
welcome for flexible working arrangements

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