Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Laboratory Management Officer

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Laboratory Management Officer

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Salary: £21,400 to £28,000 (depending on experience).



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Full time

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Research Services


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Job description

About Us

Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute in Glasgow is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres and supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies. The overall Laboratory Management group, which this role is situated in, is underpinned by four key values, Safety, Respect, Reliability and Teamwork which we would expect the appointed individual to adhere to whilst carrying out their duties.

Role Details

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Management Officer to join the Laboratory Management Group within the CRUK Scotland Institute. Responsibilities of this role include effective management of laboratory equipment through upkeep, maintenance and coordination of servicing, support of laboratory processes which adhere to all institute policies and health and safety practices and control of laboratory waste including its safe handling and disposal. The individual must have a strong teamwork ethic, be able to prioritise tasks, adapt to changes in the workload demands at short notice and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of institute staff by verbal and written means. A scientific background is not essential for this position: we would actively encourage those who have experience in support- based roles, such as technicians and auxiliaries, and in fields such as manufacturing and production, to consider applying .


  • School Qualifications at Standard or Higher Grade, one of which should ideally be in a science related subject
  • Knowledge of laboratory services and the role they play in supporting researchers
  • Awareness of good Health & Safety practices and willingness to ensure compliance of self and others with relevant systems and regulations
  • Ability to plan, organise and manage a personal workload, to ensure minimum downtime to laboratory equipment and services, whilst maintaining safety and compliance.
  • Willingness to undergo additional training key to the role.
  • Ability to communicate, orally and written, to a variety of both internal and external stakeholders at different levels of seniority
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with equipment and to use creative solutions to maintain services
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances to prevent or minimise disruption to research activities and other institute operations
  • Ability to work, both individually and as part of a small team, to ensure that services can be maintained
  • Ability to identify improvements to processes and ways of working and participate in activities to deliver change
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and general ability to troubleshoot computer issues.
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge of COSHH and biological safety regulations
  • Experience or awareness of the health & safety involved working in a laboratory based environment.
  • Practical knowledge of laboratory equipment, troubleshooting and repair
  • Previous experience within a laboratory environment or laboratory support role
  • Experience in managing service contracts and working with external contractor providers
  • For informal enquiries please contact Euan Cameron, [email protected]

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Our overarching research ethos at the Institute is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability and integrity. The diversity of our staff and students is also what makes the Institute such a vibrant place to work and advance discoveries in cancer research. Family friendly policies, our collaborative ethos, a focus on good mental health and well-being and opportunities for all help to create an enjoyable and inclusive workplace where your voice matters.

    Employee Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 40.5 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme
  • Life Insurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional maternity pay at 6 month's full pay (subject to service)
  • Shared parental leave
  • Cycle to work scheme that could save you 26-40% on a bike and accessories.
  • Access to Employee benefit schemes with discounts on supermarkets, cinema, travel and much more.
  • On-site secure parking
  • Closing Date: 30 th November 2023, however, we may contact suitable candidates prior to this date and we may close the advert early if we have an overwhelming response, so please apply promptly.

    Job details


    Laboratory Management Officer


    Cancer Research UK


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 30, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Medicine,Physics

    About the employer

    Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research by the charity's own staff and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness and influencing public policy.

    Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They have discovered new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer that together have saved millions of lives across the world. Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last thirty years. But one in three of us will still get cancer at some point. Our groundbreaking work, funded entirely by the public (It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers), will help ensure that millions more people will survive. Cancer Research UK works in partnership with others to achieve the greatest impact in the global fight against cancer. They provide life-changing information to anyone affected by cancer, run awareness initiatives so that cancer can be detected early, and help people reduce their risk of the disease. Their campaigning and lobbying keeps cancer at the top of the political agenda. Cancer Research UK became full UICC member in 1986.

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