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Facility Co-ordinator – UCL Genomics

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880474
  • Closes: 02nd December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Genomics is a successful collaborative research facility that provides expertise in genomic technologies including high throughput microarray based genotyping and methylation profiling as well as sequencing, quality control and data analysis. UCL Genomics collaborates with internal and external users from many disciplines offering access to advanced technology and extensive expertise in the design and application of cutting-edge genomics experiments.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Facility Co-ordinator who will oversee the operational and administrative responsibilities of this well established facility. Administratively, the successful applicant will have responsibility for a range of activities such as project costing and tracking; financial administration (for both internal and external projects); maintaining facility SOPs and audit documentation for the facilitys accredited pipelines; maintaining UCL Genomics online presence; as well liaising with collaborators, engineers and other research and technical staff. Operationally, as well as supporting the effective day-to-day running of the lab, the role will also include opportunities to develop, implement, improve and streamline laboratory processes to minimise the burden on the cost recovery facility team. The position will be integrated into the facility and the post holder will work alongside the two facility managers and the facilitys dedicated applications specialists.

This post is available for 1 year in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Candidates should have a BSc or equivalent in a relevant life science subject and preferably an MSc with a significant genomics component. The post holder should also have a proven track record in laboratory management. The position will suit a person with laboratory skills including a good understanding of genomics and bioinformatics, finance management and a strong understanding of the operations of a core facility. The successful applicant should be fully familiar with SOP maintenance and risk assessments and will be expected to be able to operate independently but should also be able to communicate and work effectively with members of the facility and both internal and external collaborators.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference 1880474.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date

2 Dec 2021

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This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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