Laboratory Manager, Virology

Guildford, United Kingdom
08 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Applications are invited for the post of Research Laboratory Manager in the School of Biosciences, University of Surrey, for 12 months maternity cover within the Section of Virology in the Department of Microbial Sciences. The primary focus of this job role will be safe, effective lab management for the laboratory shared by Prof Gill Elliott and Dr Carlos Maluquer de Motes, where various aspects of DNA virus biology including morphogenesis and immunevasion are studied. Key areas of responsibility for the post will be: lab support; health and safety; maintenance of equipment; training/induction of all lab users and the day-to-day running and organisation of the tissue culture suite for cell culture and virus research.

When not actively involved in managing the lab, the post holder will be expected to work with Prof Gill Elliott (Section of Virology Lead) to identify and pursue research projects, working alongside assigned personnel within the lab to support and contribute to their research interests. This will provide the successful applicant opportunities to enhance their technique portfolio and to explore future options.

Candidates for this post should expect to have a strong background in cell culture, virology and molecular biology; supported by significant experience in a research laboratory setting. A postgraduate qualification with evidence of independent research would also be advantageous.

You will work closely with students, academics and other Research Laboratory Managers across the School of Biosciences & Medicine to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the laboratories and associated services across the School.

Adhering to current health and safety legislation, and best practice at all times, you will be very well organised, practical and diligent. You will also be a strong communicator and prepared to work flexibly. In return we offer a generous annual leave entitlement, access to a variety of staff development opportunities, childcare assistance and discounted membership to Surrey Sports Park.

For further information, please see the below job description or for an informal discussion, please contact:

Clifford Pemberton ( Technical Services Manager (Biosciences)


Professor Gill Elliott ( – Section Lead for Virology.

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