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Laboratory Technical and Business Support - Food and Markets Department

Medway, United Kingdom
£30,487 to £36,024
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Food and Markets

Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £30,487 to £36,024
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 03 July 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 4557

Do you have experience in managing commercial laboratories and shared facilities in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance system, whilst also supporting research and teaching activities?

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI – of the University of Greenwich carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.   

NRI’s work is globally respected and has won many awards including a recent Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. The Institute is located at the University’s vibrant Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent. NRI has laboratories covering a number of disciplines including food microbiology, food chemistry, post-harvest technology and molecular biology, and has recently invested in a new Food Innovation Laboratory to support its teaching and research activities in this area.

NRI currently offers MSc Programmes in Applied Food Safety and Quality Management; Food Safety and Quality Management by e-Learning and Food Innovation. We plan to offer a new Food Science and Nutrition undergraduate programme shortly.

NRI is looking to appoint a Laboratory Manager to support and contribute to these taught programmes, as well as NRI’s research activities in these areas.  In addition, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will be expected to maintain the laboratories in compliance with ISO 9001:2015. 

In addition, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of our food testing laboratory, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with industry standards. 

Your primary responsibilities will include: 

  • Managing a team of technicians, 
  • Coordinating and supervising food sample analyses, 
  • Implementing quality control procedures, and 
  • Liaising with clients to understand their testing needs. 

Strong leadership skills, a proven track record in project management, and excellent communication abilities are essential. If you are a strategic thinker passionate about food safety and quality, and ready to take your career to the next level, we encourage you to apply for this challenging and rewarding position.

The successful candidate will have some experience of teaching in a higher education environment, some experience of working in or with the food industry and a track record in relevant research and/or enterprise activities. You will be supported from both the Head of Department (Nazanin Zand) and Laboratory- and Technical Lead (Francois Duvenage) For an informal discussion about the post please contact Francois Duvenage 

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on 

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich 

Employment Visa: Under the UK Government Points Based System scheme this role does not meet the criteria to be sponsored for a Skilled Worker Route application. 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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