Teaching Laboratory Manager

Job Description

Job description
Job summary
Imperial College is currently developing a new and innovative campus at White City with the research activities of the Department of Chemistry being the first academic department to occupy space. This is an exciting time for both the College and the Department giving both an excellent opportunity to expand and further develop the teaching of undergraduates across the College Campuses. As such applications are invited for a Teaching Laboratory Manager to lead our skilled technical support team, manage the laboratory space and to join the group responsible for the planning and delivery of Chemistry teaching to undergraduate students.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Chemist keen to be at the forefront of and drive toward new methods of teaching in Chemistry.

Essential requirements
The role involves engagement with an exciting range of modules comprising taught laboratory classes and projects for undergraduate students. You will be expected to bring expertise in laboratory management, people management, idea generation, innovation and health and safety to the role. The post holder would be expected to demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to detailed design and prototyping and laboratory operations within the higher education sector and to develop and foster various inter-team relationships.

It is essential that you have a degree in Chemistry and it is desirable to have completed a PhD or completed equivalent vocational qualifications. You will have significant experience in chemistry laboratories and with teams of people with a wide range of skills.

The post-holder will be expected to have a good level of IT literacy, particularly with standard packages such as MS Office.

Further information
This role will be based at South Kensington and White City Campuses.

For further information about the post contact Tim Jefferson, Technical Operations Manager on 0207 594 2371.

Should you have any queries please contact:
Laura Honey, Senior HR Administrator: l.honey@imperial.ac.uk

For technical queries when applying online please contact recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

About Imperial College London
Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information
Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
Deliver positive outcomes
Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
Develop and grow skills and expertise
Work in a planned and managed way
In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.