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Mr David Cook 

Technical Team Leader (Research)

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Dave joined Biological Sciences in 1980 as a laboratory technician and returned in 2003 following a 9 year period as the Chief Sciences Technician and Health & Safety Officer at UoS New College. Dave assisted in the departmental move from Boldrewood to the purposely designed B85 and is now responsible for assisting in the planning & delegation of duties for research technical staff within the Biological Sciences. He ensure that one of the 2 large multidiscipline communal laboratories and its infrastructure run safely and efficiently, inducts and advises staff and students in the safe use of the laboratory and a range of scientific equipment. Dave has primary oversight of the Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer Facility, Liquid Nitrogen room and Cryogenic storage facilities.

Science, technology, biology and the natural world are where my interests lie. As a result I constantly endeavour to keep pace with developments and discoveries by all available resources.

Career History

2006-present: Technical Team Leader. Biologicao Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2003-2006: Senior Laboratory Technician. SoBS, University of Southampton, UK.
1994-2003: Chief Science Technician & campus Health and Safety Officer. New College, University of Southampton, UK.
1986-1994: Laboratory Technician. SoBS, University of Southampton, UK.
1980-1986: Laboratory Technician. SoBS, University of Portsmouth, UK.
1978-1980: Quality Control Laboratory Technician. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, UK.

Academic qualifications

2001: NEBOSH National Diploma, Highbury Technical College, UK.
1999: NEBOSH National Certificate, Southampton Technical College, UK.
1995: HNC Applied Biology, NE Surrey College of Technology, UK.

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Member of the B85 User Group and the Level 5 Research users group.
Actively involved in HEaTED (Higher Education and Technicians Education & Development) training and networking events.

Mr David Cook
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 85/5081

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