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About the role

Kadans prides itself on building ecosystems that support the growth and development of some of Europe’s leading science & technology businesses. Are you ready for the challenge of curating our UK Ecosystem? 

It is an exciting time to join the Kadans business in the UK.  We have a strong development pipeline of properties in development as well as a properties already completed and operationally active. 

The purpose of the team is to deliver best in class, transparent and cost-effective property management solutions to the Kadans business and our tenants.  

We have recently hired a new Head of Property to spearhead the expansion of our UK  based property management team, including the mobalistation of our Innovation Centre at 20 Water Street in Canary Wharf and properties in Kings Cross, London. 

20 Water Street - Our Innovation Centre   

Water Street Innovation Centre provides opportunities for early-stage science companies to gather, create and innovate in Canary Wharf’s thriving ecosystem. 

The Innovation Centre will provide flexible, fully serviced CL2 wet-labs which can range in size from 200 sq ft to 5,000+ sq ft as well as office accommodation, ancillary meeting rooms and breakout space.  

The Innovation Centre benefits from access to shared equipment facilities including autoclaves, glass wash, -80 free standing freezer and on-floor LN2 storage as well as an in-house Lab Technician to support your growth. 

Where will you work?

Kadans is the leading European developer, operator and asset manager of Science & Innovation locations with a high expertise in real estate for knowledge intensive industries. Kadans has a deep understanding of the requirements in different research fields of our tenants and the complexities that come with it. 

The Kadans portfolio consists of laboratory facilities including cleanrooms, research facilities, pilot plants and office space. Kadans creates these facilities for R&D departments of knowledge institutions, educational bodies and knowledge-intensive businesses in sectors, such as life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology and high-tech industries. 

Kadans is uniquely familiar with the needs of innovative organisations and knows how to translate these into high-quality and sustainable facilities. With an optimal positioning of spaces, perfect functional floor areas and the ideal layout and specifications of laboratories

Kadans owns and manages multiple assets in the UK including Merlin Place and Babraham Research Campus (Cambridge), Abingdon Science Park (Oxford), King’s Cross (London), Sycamore House (Stevenage), West of Scotland Science Park (Glasgow) and is in advanced discussions to significantly expand its position in the UK with new developments and acquisitions. As part of the Kadans UK portfolio we have latest joint venture with Canary Wharf Group where we will be building the biggest multi-let Life Science building in Europe – click here for more information.   

Kadans is a pan-European platform initially focusing on the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Belgium and the UK. Kadans’ portfolio comprises 70+ properties across 27 campus locations, serving more than 450+ tenants. 

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The post holder will be responsible for a range of tasks, including but not limited to: 

  • Supporting our tenants across the Innovation Centre with a range of tasks to allow the smooth operations of their laboratories 
  • Liaising with the tenants to monitor health and safety in the laboratories  
  • Monitoring the BMS system and actioning any relevant works  
  • Collecting and distributing lab deliveries – e.g clinical or time sensitive deliveries  
  • Manage both goods in and out of the Innovation Centre, working with the building management team at Canary Wharf Group 
  • Laboratory maintenance: Maintain gases, LN2 rooms and support centralised laboratory activities  
  • Equipment: Liaising with service engineers, update systems with service reports as required, involved in the building management system 
  • Supporting the tenants on disposal of hazardous waste  
  • Assist tenants with LN2 delivery and installations, where required 
  • Working with the tenants to develop standard operating procedures for activities in/outside the laboratories  
  • Conduct monthly/quarterly meetings with tenants to ensure all laboratory needs are being met across the building 
  • Working with the front of house and other property management colleagues in responding to and grading any facilities management activities  
  • Support the wider Kadans Science Partner team on additional laboratory buildings and operations  

Key skills and qualifications 

  • BSc in a biological sciences subject (or equivalent) 
  • Experience in laboratory management 
  • You must be able to work independently and be willing to travel nationally  
  • Enjoy and buoyed by working in a collaborative team environment   
  • Highly motivated and ambitious  
  • Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Personable: Be comfortable in owning & maintaining relationships  
  • High attention to detail and ability to follow standard operating procedures 

Why would you work for Kadans?

  • We offer you an independent role in a young and dynamic company
  • with considerable room for your own initiative.
  • Kadans offers exemplary employment conditions and an open, and informal company culture with opportunities for development and growth, both nationally and internationally.


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If you have any questions about the position or the procedure, please contact Hilda Jorritsma (Recruiter at Kadans Science Partner) on phone number +31 6 11471129.


Hilda Jorritsma

Consultant Kadans

Hey, I’m Hilda! Are you interested in this position? I can tell you everything about this great job at this beautiful company. I would be happy to meet with you in person to find out together where your strengths lie and whether this is the right job for you. I hope to speak to you soon. 

Do you have any questions? please call me!

Job features

  • London
  • Property Management
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • HBO