Joining Imperial College in 2015, he has acquired a multitude of roles including Containment Level 3 (CL3) Suite Manager, Radiation Protection Supervisor and Departmental Laser Safety Officer. He is also a Mental Health First Aider and a member of the Department of Infectious Disease's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (now named People and Culture) committee. Jacob also operationally supports the Section/Department by maintaining laboratory workflow and contingencies, procurement and tendering, minor work projects, laboratory staff management, laboratory finances, local access security, safety and maintaining the local facility fabric/infrastructure.
In August 2020, he took up a thirteen month secondment role as the Centre for Antimicrobial Optimisation (CAMO) Manager, Imperial College London, before returning to his Laboratory Manager role.
The Department of Health and Social Care provided CAMO with capital funding to construct state-of-the-art research facilities and consolidates multidisciplinary academic excellence, clinical expertise, Imperial’s NIHR/Wellcome funded Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and partnerships with the NHS, to support and deliver innovative research on antimicrobial optimisation and precision prescribing. Jacob worked directly with the Director of CAMO, Professor Alison Holmes OBE, liaising with collaborators within Imperial College London, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and other external bodies. Jacob was the user coordinator for the capital building project, leading the facility design by liaising with end users and working closely with project and construction team. Jacob also supported all the functions involved in running the CAMO including recruitment, funding, procurement and tendering, staff management, website creation, administration and reporting.
Jacob has a a background in microbiology, MSc tissue engineering and has a PhD in stem cell research in mineralised tissues. He worked as a technical staff in a Welsh multi-site cancer biorepository for two years before becoming a Laboratory Manager at Imperial College.