Senior Facilities Officer

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.


The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) is seeking a professional, service-focused Senior Facilities Officer to maintain the research environment that supports our world class research programmes. NDCN is a dynamic, growing department with labs in multiple sites, and a new building due to open on the John Radcliffe hospital site in 2019. The new building will comprise the Centre of for the Prevention of Stroke and Vascular Dementia (CPSD) and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) and includes office space, a wet laboratory and facilities for seeing participants involved in clinical research studies.

You will spend the first year in post working largely with the Building Manager to support the pre/post-handover commissioning processes to ensuring successful delivery of the project for the users. As the Senior Facilities Officer, you will work with and report to the Facilities Manager to ensure the highest standard of practice for work undertaken in NDCN space, that equipment is maintained in good working order and that the department meets all legal requirements in relation to Health and Safety whilst facilitating the growth of a wide range of research themes.

You will have a life sciences or related background, with demonstrable experience of working in and awareness of issues related to research laboratories and facilities management. To be effective in the role, you will have excellent written and oral communication skills in order to liaise with researchers, students, other university staff and external bodies to provide an efficient and safe working environment. Your work will span a number of locations, therefore you must be able to work independently with little supervision, liaise with and support team members, and provide a reliable point of contact for staff seeking guidance on matters related to laboratory and estates operations.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 3 years in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18 February 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139007