CFI Laboratory Operations Manager
School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33,309 to £37,127 per annum, with potential progression to £46,409 per annum
Apply by 15/08/2021
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Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) provides a Centre of Excellence for the application of science, technology and other areas to law enforcement particularly through niche areas of forensic science and security studies. For years, CFI has been a home for innovation, expertise, and a strong centre for student community. Cranfield University in conjunction with matched funding from South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) have recently invested £7.2 million into the latest forensic equipment, teaching spaces and continued recruitment of experienced and industry relevant academic staff. This means that 2021 will be a new and exciting year for CFI.
About the Role
You will be responsible for the technical operations of the two Forensic Laboratory buildings, co-located on the Cranfield Campus. One building houses the analytical laboratories and the second deals with the Investigative Sciences and crime scene activities covered by a wide range of taught Masters Degrees, Doctoral students and academic staff research. You will expand the current technical team and will support teaching and research projects, working collegiately with academic, research and technical staff within the Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) and the wider University. The tasks will vary widely, and so candidates should demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills, have a ‘can-do’ attitude and be able to work to tight deadlines as part of a team.
You will deliver flexible premier technical support to Cranfield Forensic Institute stakeholders, utilising specialist technical skills to aid the delivery of funded research work and teaching and working in partnership with technical colleagues of all levels to ensure effective operation of the Centre as a whole.
You will have a first degree in a relevant scientific discipline or recognised and substantial technical expertise in a relevant area, acquired over a significant number of years.
In addition, you will have sound technical knowledge through experience of a scientific or technical discipline along with a working understanding of Health & Safety regulations and procedures.
In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and/or minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.
We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.