Posted 3 days ago

Scientific Equipment Coordinator

Base Salary Circa: £28,000 – £32,000 DOE + Pension + Life Insurance (Death in service) + 25 days holiday + Stats

Location: Cambridge

The Requirements for the Scientific Equipment Coordinator:

  • You will already have 2+ year’s experience in either a Laboratory Coordinator, Laboratory Project Officer, Laboratory Equipment Officer, Senior Laboratory Technician, Maintenance Technician role or similar in a laboratory environment
  • Within your current role you will have existing hands on experience of troubleshooting, maintaining & calibrating scientific equipment and working closely with the Field Service/Onsite Engineers to diagnose technical issues
  • Ideally you will hold an HNC/HND in a relevant engineering and/or BSc/ MSc in a science discipline and have worked in a Pharmaceutical / Regulated working background
  • Strong relationship management and excellent communication & influencing skills
  • You will utlise your strong analytical skills with proven ability to break down and solve complex problems in a logical and structured approach with a high customer focus
  • PC literate in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint experience would be an advantage)

The role of Scientific Equipment Coordinator:

  • Manage, organise and implement high-quality specialist engineering and coordination support to a wide range of laboratory equipment including the supporting tasks in the laboratory space to drive quality and efficiency for the client’s scientific staff
  • Ensure prompt, flexible, customer focused equipment support whilst maintaining compliance with statutory, regulatory and engineering standards
  • Plan & carry out engineering maintenance and commissioning work associated with scientific equipment and systems in a safe, cost effective manner to ensure minimum business disruption.
  • Use technical knowledge to identify and source components and services.
  • Manage the availability of essential spares to support the range of equipment and systems used within the laboratory facilities in a cost-effective manner.
  • Manage and improve the service logging process and asset database
  • Carry out regular asset sweeps (and potential for re-tagging of equipment)
  • Create, manage and review supporting documentation e.g. service reports
  • Support contract management process in the set-up, renewal and budget of contracts
  • Monitor the performance of the scientific equipment and systems using Key Performance Indicators to instigate improvements and influence changes
  • Build-up and maintain client relationships
  • Attend client meetings to review on-going performance, areas for continual improvement

My Client:

  • My client is a leading Laboratory Services provider who partner with Top 5 Pharmaceutical organisations globally to support their business-critical laboratory operations
  • This role is working with a top 5 global pharmaceutical organisation in a well-established, technologically advanced facility working with cutting edge laboratory equipment & robotics
  • The role is on site so there are no shifts, no travelling involved, Monday to Friday and you will be home every night!
  • Excellent opportunities to progress internally within the business, and work within a high performing team – you are truly making a difference and massive impact not only to the business but the world by working with these life changing products
  • The services they provide ultimately allow scientists and researchers to spend more time on what really matters – advancing scientific research!

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to or call Oliver Gill today on +44 (0) 113 243 3499.

You must have the right to work in the UK.

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