Director of Biological Services

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Director of Biological Services


King's College London, one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities is seeking to appoint a Director for one of our major support services, underpinning a large part of our research endeavour.
The successful candidate will be dynamic, with first-class leadership and interpersonal skills, substantial vision and a strategic insight to promote and deliver a powerful, cost efficient, user-focused service.
You will be expected to take a pro-active approach, anticipating future research activities and leading the way in the development and management of procedures to support new techniques such as gene therapy, organ growth and transplant. Working closely with users you will ensure that the facilities are managed efficiently and provide the services required to support their research.
This is a complex role responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary team working across the various College sites. As Director you will be responsible for the day-to-day 'regulation' and direction of the Unit, ensuring it remains focused on the needs of its users and staff, whilst being transparent in its accountability for value for money and effectiveness and for compliance with Home Office regulations.
Experience and knowledge of the systems and operational processes set out in the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and in the Home Office Code of Practice are essential.
Appointment will be made on the Academic Related salary scale circa £60,000 - £70,000 per annum (inclusive of London Allowance), dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Professor Roger Morris e-mail: Further details and application packs are available on the College's website at, or alternatively by emailing Human Resources at All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number: G9/QGH/051/11-NJ

Closing date: 31st March 2011.

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