Laboratory Operations Manager

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Laboratory Operations Manager

Laboratory Operations Manager.

We are working in partnership with the UK Biocentre - one of the UK's Lighthouse Labs assisting with the COVID-19 response.

A Laboratory Operations Manager is urgently required, with an immediate start available.

Working Hours: Flexible working is required to suit the needs of the business

The Role: To provide overarching management of all UK Biocentre Laboratories (including COVID19 and diagnostics) and technical management to support the laboratories accreditation to ISO15189:2012 activities.

Purpose of the Role: UK Biocentre, based in Milton Keynes, has been repurposed as a high throughput diagnostic laboratory for the testing of SARS-CoV-2 RNA using real-time (RT) PCR methodology. The laboratory is looking to extend its diagnostic portfolio and is also preparing an application to UKAS to be accredited to ISO15189:2012

This senior role will provide the laboratory with an individual with extensive experience in managing a diagnostic laboratory accredited to ISO15189:2012.

Working closely with laboratory shift managers and senior biomedical scientists, they will ensure that lab processes are carried out safely, efficiently and to the quality standards required of ISO15189:2012 laboratory accreditation. They will have direct line management responsibility for Shift Managers, Senior Biomedical Scientists and the laboratory training manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* To provide overarching management of the UK Biocentre diagnostic laboratories and technical management to support the laboratories accreditation to ISO15189:2012 (including policy, protocol development, method validation documentation, performance monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting, data handling and interpretation and reports).

* Responsibility for the development and performance of staff working in the laboratory.

* Produce material transfer agreements and contracts, documentation for tender processes, gathering and presenting detailed co...

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