Laboratory Director

We are Nightingale Health, a health technology company on a mission to solve the global chronic disease crisis using data, science, and technology. Our solutions transform how people keep themselves healthy. We’re constantly expanding and taking our service to new markets, with a goal to make the best preventative health products in the world.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Laboratory Director to run our next NMR metabolomics laboratory in Porton Down.

The post holder will be responsible for leading our upcoming state-of-the-art laboratory equipped with a modern automated NMR spectrometer dedicated to high-throughput metabolomics. You will have the ultimate responsibility for all activities related to running a laboratory: from building the team to performing sample analysis services to purchases. You will receive and review reports on the status of the implementation of quality control and provide advice on necessary measures for improving our operations. In this position, you get to build and lead a growing team of skillful laboratory managers in brand-new, cutting-edge laboratory facilities. You’ll be supported by other Laboratory Directors working in our laboratories situated worldwide.  

An ideal applicant is enthusiastic and dependable with prior knowledge of analytical measurements and work experience in a laboratory and a passion for healthcare and public health research. Previous experience or knowledge of NMR spectroscopy and automated liquid handlers is desired, but not mandatory. 


We are looking for a candidate with: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Medical Science and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

  • At least 3 years of experience at a clinical or biomedical laboratory, preferably in a laboratory controlled by a Quality Management System. 

  • Desire to both manage and perform hands-on technical work. 

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills. 

  • A “quality first” mindset. 


Why you’ll love working at Nightingale Health: 

  • Meaningful, pioneering work that offers you the opportunity to constantly develop your skills. 

  • A unique opportunity to be a part of building world-class health technology services and work in a multidisciplinary team of scientists, business professionals, developers, designers, and biotech business experts.  

  • Flexible and brand-new working environment.  

  • Competitive salary.


What to expect from the recruitment process: 

  • Step 1: A video call with Talent Acquisition (Talent Partner, Andrew Kolokolnikov). 
  • Step 2: A video call with the Hiring Manager (Chief R&D Officer, Salla Ruosaari). 
  • Step 3: Meet the Lab Delivery team for an in-depth technical discussion. 
  • Step 4: Meet our CEO Teemu Suna. 

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Nightingale Health does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any Nightingale Health employee. We will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered the property of Nightingale Health Oyj.

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Employment type: Full-time

Laboratory Director

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