Location:         Harwell, Oxford, UK

Start date:       as soon as possible

Position:          Full-time

Salary:            £25-35K dependent upon experience

Benefits:          Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution

Holiday:          25 days per year

Apply by:         16th August

Apply to:          info@electrospinning.co.uk (attention of Marion Ralson)

The Electrospinning Company Ltd

We design, develop and manufacture materials, specifically nanofibre polymer scaffolds, which are used in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. We have a diverse range of client-led and internal R&D projects and operate to ISO 13485:2016 medical device quality standards. We operate out of brand-new facilities on the Harwell innovation campus and have a team of 14 people, 9 of whom are in R&D and Production. We wish to recruit a laboratory and facility supervisor to keep the facility of four Class VII cleanrooms and a warehouse running.

Main responsibilities

  • Implementation and management of inventory control system. Maintain adequate reagents, inventory and supplies to ensure proper utilisation of consumables with minimal waste
  • Management of facility maintenance, monitoring and cleaning to ensure continued compliance with ISO 14644 
  • Oversee Laboratory safety, communicate and enforce safe laboratory practices. Ensure that all personnel are using the laboratory safely and adhering to safety policies and procedures.
  • Undertake Risk Assessments/COSHH assessments for the laboratory and ensure company’s Health and Safety policies are adhered to.
  • Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Coordinate equipment acquisition, maintenance, servicing and calibration requirements
  • To ensure result records are completed and any out of specification results are reported to Quality Manager
  • Carry out Laboratory internal audits
  • Act as Laboratory Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) in respect of audits
  • Ability to assist with development and implementation of new methods and applications
  • Support R&D and production projects as required

Experience, Skills

  • Lab management experience in a regulated/quality environment (GcLP, ISO13485)
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory equipment and processes
  • Excellent knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Good spoken and written English; able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Able to analyse, interpret and clearly document data.
  • Experience with equipment verification and validation
  • Experience with COSHH and Risk assessment management
  • First-rate organisational and time management skills
  • Confident with MS Office (excel, word, powerpoint, outlook) and project management (we use Smartsheets)


  • Teamwork: taking individual responsibility and supporting team members
  • Transparent: communicating openly
  • Excellence: delivering high quality outputs; aware of priorities and deadlines
  • Considerate: Considerate with concern for impact on others
  • Learning: embracing personal development


Unfortunately we are not able to obtain working visas for non-Europeans so you will need the right to work in the United Kingdom.