Job offer in london Facility Manager at Imperial College London

Campus: White City and South Kensington Campuses

The Department of Chemistry at Imperial College has recently received an investment of £4.7M (£2.7M from EPSRC) to establish the UK’s first Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenge Institute, Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (ROAR), at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at its new research campus in White City ( ROAR will provide a suite of automated equipment to support data-centric experiments in molecular synthesis, organised into three core capabilities: (i) High-throughput reaction screening (up to 96 in parallel); (ii) Study of reaction kinetics; and (iii) Continuous flow equipment, including high T/P and photochemical capabilities.

Applications are invited for the post of Facility Manager to oversee the day-to-day operation of ROAR, ensuring that users meet the training requirements and that equipment is in excellent condition. Supported by two technicians, duties will include the organisation of experiments, supporting users’ experiments and interactions with Stakeholders. The Facility will be opened to users from the College as well as external users (academia and industry). The Post Holder will be expected to report regularly to the Management committee, working with them to produce an annual report for the Executive Advisory Board. The Post Holder will also be expected to provide technical expertise to research proposals and help to develop a sustainable costing structure by the end of the grant period.

The post holder will have a passion for developing automated reaction platform for synthesis, providing expertise in experimental design, operating an efficient service for users, and providing strategic leadership for future. They will also be responsible for training users, and will support users in their research activities.

Essential requirements include:

  • In depth experience of supporting researchers with chemistry experiments
  • Experience of operating automated, continuous flow and high throughput reactors
  • Experience of laboratory safety procedures, compliance with health and safety protocols
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and interact with a diverse group of individuals
  • In depth understanding of quantitative analytical techniques, including chromatography and spectroscopy

Desirable requirements include:

  • PhD or equivalent in Chemistry or a closely related discipline

This is a full-time position for 36 months, which may be extended to an open-ended appointment.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please go to and search using the vacancy reference NAT00003. 

Should you have any queries please contact Professor Mimi Hii via email:

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