University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Laboratory Officer

United Kingdom

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Laboratory Officer

NDM Research Building, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7FZ

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated Laboratory Officer to join our dedicated, professional and friendly Facilities team based at the Nuffield Department of Medicine Research Building (NDMRB). You will take responsibility for supporting the day-to-day monitoring of the laboratory facilities. Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, you will support them in their duties to manage safety in the laboratories.

You will assist with procuring and maintaining laboratory equipment. You will support with ensuring that the laboratories are maintained as a safe, clean and professional environment at all times. The Laboratory Officer provides a crucial interface between researchers, the University and contractors. You will support clinical research groups in the management of their safety responsibilities as per Oxford University policy, guidance and rules, working under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager to ensure that all work in the laboratories complies with the applicable regulations concerning all hazards, including human and non-human tissue, and specifically comply with requirements governed by GMO, HTA and biohazard safety.

To be successful, you will have experience of working in clinical research laboratories as well as having working knowledge of health & safety requirements. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills, as well as strong communication skills. A keen eye for detail will be critical to this role, as well as experience of working in a changing, fast- paced environment. This role requires the willingness to work unsociable hours as the work demands from time to time.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a permanent contract.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Wednesday 29 May 2024 will be considered. Please quote 171982 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Phoebe Astbury Vacancy ID : 171982 Contact Phone : 01865287757 Closing Date & Time : 29-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £28,759 - £33,966 with a discretionary range to £37,099 p.a.

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Laboratory Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


May 16, 2024

Application deadline

May 29, 2024

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About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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