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Technical Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£43,205 - £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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About us

The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) consists of eight research departments including Cardiovascular Imaging, Cancer Imaging, Imaging Chemistry & Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Perinatal Imaging & Health, and Surgical & Interventional Engineering.  Staff and students comprise physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and clinicians working together in a highly cross-disciplinary way.

About the role

The Technical Manager is part of a team that manages all aspects of the school’s laboratories and equipment at St Thomas’ Hospital, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety and other KCL policies.  S/He will provide specialist advice on all aspects of Biological Safety, acting as the School Biological Safety Supervisor and representing the School on the Faculty Biological Safety Committee.  The post holder will train staff, students, and visitors in the safe use of specialist equipment and laboratory practices (e.g. Cell & Molecular Biology, Microscopy, Histology, Safe Handling of Radioactivity and/or Radio-analytical methods). They will also support the team to ensure efficient purchasing and budget management.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract for two years.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. BSc (2:2 or above) Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biomedical science or similar.
  2. Significant experience of working in and managing laboratories for biological OR chemical research.
  3. Knowledge of Regulations and Safe Methods for handling hazardous chemicals and biological materials including animals, cells, GMOs and human tissue samples.
  4. Knowledge of Regulations and Auditing and Inspection procedures in relation to laboratory safety and radioactivity.
  5. Experience of writing and implementing Health & Safety procedures and protocols.
  6. Experience of ensuring compliance with H&S legislation in the context of the laboratory environment.
  7. Good communication skills for effective negotiation with users, suppliers, and contractors. Good Oral and Written Presentation skills to support preparation of training activities and materials.
  8. The ability to prioritise and organise work independently and within a team. Team player, patient and constructive (“can do”) approach to supporting and training colleagues and students and engaging with multiple projects.

Desirable criteria

  1. PhD Awarded in Radiopharmaceutical Science or related Biological or Chemical Science.
  2. RPS and/or IOSH Biological Safety qualification.
  3. Significant experience working with a wide range of radionuclides and unsealed sources in the laboratory.
  4. Experience of carrying out laboratory Health and Safety Audits.
  5. Experience of methods for radiochemistry, synthesis, handling, storage and disposal of radioactive chemical and biological materials including gamma, alpha, beta and positron emitters at medical diagnostic and therapeutic activities.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearances.

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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