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AIME - Laboratory Manager

School of Biosciences

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £29,605 to £34,980 per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 29 April 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0113-24
Release Date:  Friday 01 March 2024

The newly established Aston Institute for Membrane Excellence (AIME) is a unique, interdisciplinary, intersectoral research and training hub for translational membrane science. AIME is supported by a £10M grant from the Research England Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Programme and will synergistically combine world-leading expertise in membrane biology and novel polymer chemistries to establish a first-of-its-kind institute, expanding our distinctive excellence in computational membrane science, membrane structural determination and sustainable polymers research. Over the next five years, we will recruit 20 new colleagues to expand our new institute.

We now wish to recruit an AIME Laboratory Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to AIME’s success as you will be responsible for providing comprehensive management and senior technical leadership to laboratory users, including project leads, researchers, post-graduate and undergraduate students. You will provide specialist technical expertise and training for laboratory users. In addition to being responsible for general laboratory maintenance and health and safety, you will be responsible for the safe operation of specialist equipment. 

The role is offered as 'dynamic working', which means working both on campus and from home. This will dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.

The post is available on an ongoing basis with an ideal start date of 1st August 2024.

You will find more information regarding the AIME project on our new research page. You can watch our new podcast on Aston University's Research Institute on YouTube. For further information please contact Professor Roslyn Bill, Professor Paul Topham or Dr Alan Goddard (,,

At Aston University we focus time, energy and resources on making this a great place to work. Please refer to our Aston University Benefits page where you can see how Aston recognises the contributions staff make and the comprehensive rewards and benefits packages available to staff. 

Below are some of the benefits of working with Aston University: 

  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available

Further details:    Job Details    
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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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