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Mr Steven Goff

Mr Steven Goff

Technical Operations Manager (LSI)

 3554

 Living Systems Institute 2E

 

Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD

Overview

In my current role as Technical Services Manager, I oversee the running of research labs within the Living Systems Institute, working with my team of lab managers and technicians to ensure research groups are effectively supported. I liaise with Estates and internal and external contractors to ensure building infrastructure projects and maintenance does not adversly affect research. I also oversee the relocation of research groups within LSI and lab refurbishment projects. 

I'm passionate about developing my team, and having their skill sand experience recognised through professional registration. I am currently a registrant champion volunteer with the Science Council.

I am also the Health and Safety coordinator for LSI labs, where I strive to maintain a safe working environment and ensure research adheres to University safety standards and external regulations. As Biological Safety Officer for Streatham campus, I am able to give advice on GM risk assessments and I am responsible for auditing GM facilities. 

I previously worked as a Biochemist with Unilever for over 15 years, where I interrogated molecular pathways in human skin to develop disruptive technologies for addressing ageing and skin / scalp conditions. I have extensive experience of human cell and tissue culture, managing samples to ensure compliance with Human Tissue Authority regulations. I was the Health and Safety advisor for a busy Bioscience building, and took the lead in biosafety for the site. I worked with the leadership team to develop a pro-active approach to accident reduction.

Qualifications

2023 - Laser Safety Officer

2022 - Science Council - Registrant Champion

2022 - Person in Charge of Fire Safety (LSI)

2021 - Biosafety Practitioner - Level 1

2021- Radiation protection supervisor

2019 - Chartered Scientist (Institute of Science and Technology)

2010 – NEBOSH General Certificate

1998 – BSc Hons. Biochemical Sciences

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