Head of BRC Immune Monitoring Research Platform

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-10-20
Institution: Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Term: Permanent
Keyword Names: Core/Shared Resource Laboratory, Facility Manager, Clinical/Diagnostic
Salary: £59,083 - £67,760.00
Line 1: Guy's and St Thomas'
City: London
Country: United Kingdom

Job Description

Head, BRC Immune Monitoring Research Platform

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust., London, UK

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London seeks to appoint a Head of the BRC Immune Monitoring Research Platform.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the research platform delivers a cutting edge service, encompassing a broad range of fluorescence and mass based cytometry techniques, to clinical researchers across the organisation and beyond. They will lead the platform scientifically, managerially and work with key BRC/KCL research leaders to strategically position the platform for the future. The remit includes efficient personnel and workflow management, thorough oversight of service performance, ongoing development of core services, staff and customer training, business planning, budget management, equipment maintenance, data management and participation in relevant management boards

You will be expected to maintain and manage existing services and proactively engage with key industry partners to select, develop and implement novel cutting edge technologies into service for immune monitoring. You are expected to direct the laboratory team in novel technology development and related data analysis workflows.

The post holder will be required to assist researchers in publications and grant applications through planning of experiments, troubleshooting and provision of costs. You will have prior experience in managing a multidisciplinary team and have excellent communication and customer relation skills. You should be able to work under your own initiative to further the interests of the Research Platform and BRC.

The role calls for a detail oriented and highly motivated individual with in depth specialist cytometry knowledge and prior experience of leading a cutting-edge cytometry service laboratory. Qualified candidates will have a PhD with proven expertise in high end fluorescent and/or mass cytometry and have a current understanding of standard and high dimensional bioinformatics tools. Past in depth and hands-on experience in immunology/immune-oncology, functional phenotyping, single cell technologies and immunocytochemistry/histology is essential. You will have thorough knowledge of cell based assay development, generation of SOPs and GCP/GCLP requirements. You have a proven track record of peer reviewed publications and in teaching as well as strong motivation to further develop and provide training courses, also for students at King’s College London.

The post holder will be expected to be an active member and leader in the scientific flow cytometry/imaging community, representing the BRC at scientific conferences, through publications and collaboration with manufacturers and industry.. A proven track record to complete projects to time and target is equally important as experience and strong drive to provide excellent customer service. You will have the unique opportunity to shape the service when it moves to the new Advanced Therapies Centre (ATC) in early 2020.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing: 4th November 2019