Join an Innovative Team as a Deputy Laboratory Manager

Permanent, Full-time Position · Cambridgeshire

About Our Client:

Our client, a pioneering player in the life sciences field, is on a mission to revolutionize healthcare by shifting the focus from treating diseases to preventing them. With a focus on early disease detection, they utilize cutting-edge diagnostic technologies driven by artificial intelligence and novel biomarkers. They are currently seeking a Deputy Laboratory Manager to play a crucial role in their ambitious journey.

Role Overview:

As the Deputy Laboratory Manager with our client, you will be a pivotal figure in their laboratory operations, working alongside a passionate team of professionals. The role entails not only performing routine analytical testing on diverse biological samples but also taking on leadership responsibilities. Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, you’ll be responsible for managing a team of Biomedical Scientists and Medical Laboratory Assistants, while also stepping in for the Laboratory Manager as needed. This role directly contributes to maintaining the highest standards of laboratory practice in line with industry regulations, making a direct impact on patient care.

What You’ll Be Doing:

– Deputize for the Laboratory Manager when tasks are delegated or during periods of absence.
– Collaborate closely with the Lab Manager, Quality Manager, and VP Laboratory Operations to ensure compliance with guidelines and regulations while driving process improvements.
– Lead a team of BMSs, Lab Scientists, and MLAs, fostering their growth and development.
– Demonstrate exceptional proficiency in technical work related to clinical services.
– Supervise specimen preparation, dissection, and specialized techniques such as immunohistochemistry.
– Maintain proficiency in key techniques and drive the development of new methods.
– Act as a role model for the laboratory team, embodying best practices and values.
– Contribute to quality assessment schemes and manage memberships held by the department.
– Ensure accurate data entry, maintain equipment, and implement safety protocols.
– Prepare data for management presentations and participate in service improvement projects.
– Uphold compliance with regulations such as ISO 15189 and Human Tissue Act.

What They Offer:

– Competitive salary range of £46,000 to £54,000 per annum based on experience and skills.
– 25 days of holiday per year plus public holidays.
– Comprehensive pension scheme.
– Annual personal development budget.
– Medical insurance including dental and optical coverage.
– Life and critical illness coverage.
– Engaging social events including festive and summer celebrations.
– Cycle to work and Electric Vehicle Scheme.
– Opportunity for a sabbatical after 4 years of service.
– Relocation allowance if applicable.

Qualifications and Skills:

– At least 5 years HCPC registration as a BMS, including Senior BMS experience (Essential).
– IBMS portfolio or equivalent (Essential).
– Masters degree in a biological discipline or equivalent (Essential).
– Qualification in LEAN/Six Sigma (Desirable).
– Line management and leadership experience (Essential).
– Expertise in histopathology laboratory techniques (Essential).
– Working knowledge of ISO 15189 and quality control procedures (Essential).
– Strong communication and training skills (Essential).

Why Join Our Client:

– Become part of a collaborative and agile working environment that values innovation.
– Gain exposure to various aspects of the business beyond your core role.
– Contribute to the implementation of state-of-the-art technology.
– Work in a spacious and well-equipped laboratory.
– Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of disease prevention.

Application Process:

The client’s recruitment process involves an initial call to discuss your alignment with their mission. If their vision resonates with you, they would love to learn more about you.

If interested in applying please send across your CV to:

Diversity and Inclusion:

The client believes that diverse perspectives drive innovation. They welcome applications from individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. They encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Application Deadline: Rolling basis