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Mr Ben Coles BSc(Hons)

Faculty of Medicine Technical Lead

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Mr Ben Coles is Technical Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, overseeing delivery of core technical support for staff and researchers.

Ben took up the post as Faculty lead in April 2021, having acted up as School Technical Team Leader since November 2019.

Prior to these roles, Ben worked as Laboratory Manager for the Clinical Neurosciences group in 2008, where he was responsible for overseeing health and safety, general laboratory management and staff training as well as contributing to active research.

Ben had previously been employed as a Laboratory Manager for iQur ltd from 2005, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a laboratory information management system, providing general laboratory management as well as carrying out COBAS, ELISA and qPCR diagnostic testing for HCV, HBV and HIV.

Ben first joined the University of Southampton in 2002 as a tissue culture technician for the Liver Research group where he was employed as a tissue culture technician and supported active research.


Bsc (Hons), University of Kent, 2001

Appointments held

June 2002 – Tissue Culture Technician – University of Southampton - Liver Research Group
April 2005 – Diagnostic Scientist – iQur Ltd
June 2008 - Laboratory Manager - University of Southampton – Clinical Neurosciences Division

Ben is responsible for managing the Faculty of Medicine’s Core Technical service, overseeing the delivery of technical support for academic staff and students. Ben represents the Faculty of Medicine on the Technician Commitment Steering and Implementation Group and leads the Visibility working group, working to raise the profile of technicians and their work at Southampton.

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Mr Ben Coles
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

Room Number : SGH/AB214a/MP801

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