Hinxton, England
Sep 06, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
The Institute
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Salary range: £31033 to £39142pa

We are offering the right candidate an exciting opportunity to work as a Coordinator within the DNA pipelines department. As Coordinator you will use your expertise, exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills to plan, organise and implement workload in line with operational objectives that impact positively on the smooth running of the pipeline team you are working within. Dealing with changing priorities on a daily basis as well managing the performance of all immediate co-workers will be an ongoing challenge. Managing the performance of staff members will include the design and delivery of appropriate training packages, providing feedback regarding training progress, and making a formal assessment of competency.

You will champion high quality standards within your area and be a role model to others. You will troubleshoot complex problems and proactively identify and deliver operational improvements to processes within or across teams. You will incorporate 5S principles and support the implementation of new approaches into the team portfolio in collaboration with any stakeholders, and ensure all individuals are fully compliant with quality policies, Standard Operating Procedures and Health and Safety Procedures. Managing equipment to ensure it is fit for purpose by meeting quality standards and being utilised to maximum efficiency is another key aspect of the role.

Particularly challenging aspects of the role:

  • Coordinating numerous projects in parallel and working on several tasks simultaneously.
  • Managing rapidly changing workloads and priorities against conflicting interests of multiple projects.
  • Operating with a high level of independence and within fairly broad parameters.

Essential Skills

  • BSc in a biological science or equivalent experience.
  • In depth knowledge of molecular biology and experience in a range of practical techniques.
  • Experience of working in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to simplify complex situations and troubleshoot over a range of issues.
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills in managing competing priorities in a busy environment.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communications skills.
  • A collaborative nature; demonstrable experience and skills intact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Computer literate: LIMS and Microsoft Office programmes including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Ideal Skills

  • Awareness of cost constraints and budget process.

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Closing date: 26th September 2016