Wet lab Staff
I am Ali Vaughan and I am The Lab Manager for NDM Micro Research, or MMM.
I ensure the smooth running of the lab and the safety of all scientists working in it. I make sure that all scientists in my lab are familar with general lab safety and fire safety. I also require them to have a protocol, risk assessment and chemical safety form in place for all experiments that they undertake.
I am responsible for addressing any safety hazards and for reporting them to our Estates Office if repairs are necessary.
I make sure that we have a consistent supply of plastics, chemicals and kits for the needs of all researchers, and place orders when we are running low.
I organise regular service and maintenance visits for our equipment. If we need to purchase any new equipment, I contact suppliers to get the best quote for the best product.
In order to become a lab manager, you need a science-based degree. A few years’ work experience in a lab environment is essential.
I do not work on a specific project, but I am able to assist in most lab-based projects, when required.