Dr S. Babic


1983    Trainee Biomedical Scientist in Diagnostic Microbiology in combined Department of Microbiology for Leeds General Infirmary and University of Leeds

1985    State Registered Biomedical Scientist (research, teaching & diagnostic Microbiology)

1989    Senior Biomedical Scientist (with increased university departmental responsibilities including facility management & local safety supervision for research labs)

2000    Chief Biomedical Scientist (Technical & Safety Management for the Department of Microbiology, University of Leeds at Leeds General Infirmary)

2006    Technical Services Manager – Institute of Membrane and Systems Biology and Faculty Biological Safety Advisor, University of Leeds

2012    Technical Services Manager – School of Biomedical Sciences and Faculty Biological Safety Advisor, University of Leeds

2015 to present    Faculty Technical Resources Manager and Faculty Biological Safety Advisor, University of Leeds

Working closely with the Senior Technical Services Manager to ensure professional efficient technical provision to support cutting edge research across the Faculty; to interface between Technical Services and academics crossing School boundaries to support the objectives of Faculty strategy

Acting as operational link with academics, research support office and purchasing regarding equipment purchase notably 25k and above ensuring delivery and installation requirements are met. Provide input into research group meetings and management groups, on equipment related matters

Responsibility for asset verification, all aspects of maintenance and servicing for a wide range of biological research equipment including any formal tests required for H&S audit or insurance purposes.

Faculty Biological Safety Adviser advising on all aspects Biological Safety in the Faculty.


  • Core equipment and facilities
  • Biological Safety


  • BSc (Hons)
  • PhD Microbiology