1. The Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy aims to underpin basic medical science at King’s and houses facilities for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, optical and chiroptical spectroscopy, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and mass spectrometry.
2. The Centre will be managed by a Management Committee (MC), composed of the current Director and the founding Director of the Centre, the Manager of the Centre, those responsible for the component Facilities of the Centre, one member to be elected for a term of three years by the members, and the appropriate Resource Manager for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.
3. The directorship of the Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy will be for a period of 4 years. Candidates will be considered by the MC after consultation with the membership of the Centre and with the Scientific Advisory Board. Candidates need not be serving members of the MC. Selection will be by a vote of the MC.
4. Membership of the Centre will be open (a) to any research active member of the academic and related staff of King’s College London with an ongoing research interest involving the techniques hosted by the Centre, and (b) to other individuals at the invitation of the MC. All members of the academic and related staff of King’s College London using the Centre’s Facilities will automatically be considered by the MC for membership. The MC will consider nominations or requests for membership from any member of the academic and related staff of King’s College London.
5. There shall be a general meeting open to all members of the Centre at least once a year, the meeting to be convened and chaired by the Director.
6. The Centre will be advised and guided by a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) composed of three external academics of high reputation, of which one should be from an institution outside the United Kingdom. SAB members will be asked to serve for four years, with one member being replaced in each of three of the four years. To provide continuity, the leaving member will be invited to attend the SAB meeting that follows their replacement. The MC will report to the SAB once a year and the SAB should meet the MC once a year, circumstances permitting.