Laboratory Manager

Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
£50,000 to £56,000 per annum
19 Nov 2020
04 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Cyted's mission is to revolutionise diagnostic methods to build a world where disease is prevented rather than treated. We focus on providing digital diagnostic infrastructure to drive the earlier detection of disease. Our technologies use artificial intelligence and novel biomarkers to unlock clinical insight and improve patient outcomes.

In October 2020 Pathognomics joined the Cyted group to provide state-of-the-art laboratory services based in Huntingdon, UK. The laboratory is ISO 15189:2012 accredited. The Cyted group develops and deploys digital diagnostic services for research and clinical use. Our services are designed to dignify and empower, placing patients at the heart of our services.

Cyted is seeking a Laboratory Manager to join our amazing team. The Laboratory Manager (LM) will play a crucial role in running and developing the Pathognomics’ laboratory and will report to the Senior Director of Laboratory Operations. The LM will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day management of the laboratory, including managing all aspects of health and safety, ensuring compliance with Human Tissue Act and acting as Person Designate. They will manage a team of BMSs and MLAs. The LM will perform a wide range of specialised techniques and procedures and ensure that there are appropriate resources and expertise to enable their staff to effectively and efficiently perform their roles. The LM will manage laboratory workflow and oversee the laboratory budget. They will also manage the research grants associated with Pathognomics. The LM will undertake the roles of ‘In Service Training Coordinator’, ‘Quality Manager’ and ‘Safety Officer’ as required for ISO 15189:2012.


  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the laboratory
  • Manage the laboratory budget, budget priorities and equipment selection in accordance with the company’s financial regulations
  • Undertake the procurement of equipment and consumables in accordance with company’s purchasing policy
  • Ensure there are sufficient resources (staff, equipment, consumables) of appropriate quality to provide the service
  • Monitor and implement the company’s policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, health and safety, COSHH, infection control, safe handling of drugs, and all local safety rules regarding fire, chemical, radioisotope and gene manipulation hazards.
  • Oversee the in-service training and welfare of the staff they line manage
  • Carry out annual appraisals of staff they line manage
  • Ensure the laboratory meets standards and current legislation for the handling of clinical specimens e.g. ISO 15189, HTA, ICO, NHS digital and Health and Safety regulations
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures by undertaking audits of technical and clinical procedures
  • Ensure that consumables and equipment are fit for purpose and maintained to the required safety standards
  • Undertake Continuing Professional Development to the standards required by the Health Care Professions Council
  • Keep up to date with current legislation relating to the activities of the laboratory e.g. Health and Safety, Human Tissues Act

The role is a full-time position with a standard 37.5 hour working week. The role holder may be required to work flexibly.

The Laboratory Manager will be based at the Pathognomics laboratory in Huntingdon. The Laboratory Manager may need to visit other company sites when and if required.

Salary in the range of £50,000 to £56,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

Closing date: 12.00pm midday on Monday 4 January 2021.

Please contact if you have any questions in relation to this role.


Qualifications and background:

  • BSc or equivalent in a biological discipline
  • Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Practical experience working in a pathology laboratory, ideally a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Use and maintenance of laboratory specialist equipment, including automated in situ staining platforms, digital slide scanners and image analysis software packages
  • Laboratory management
  • Team and staff management

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of histopathology involving a critical understanding of relevant theory and/or principles of laboratory processes including: FFPE histology, immunohistochemical staining, image analysis, digital slide scanning, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridisation, multiplex immunoassays, automated immunostaining
  • Thorough understanding of Health and Safety Regulations, human tissue governance and how to apply them in the laboratory environment


  • A competitive salary (£50,000 - £56,000)
  • 25 days holiday per holiday year, excluding public holidays
  • A knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and fun team
  • The chance to be part of a growing start-up and the next leader in building integrated diagnostics by combining molecular biomarkers with digital solutions
  • Perks at work scheme