Service group in Neo
The steering group in Neo has decided that there should be a common service group for some basic services in Neo, for example goods receiving, dish facility, janitorial services and access to Neo.
The service group consists of four full time positions with different job descriptions and their office is on floor 8.
Goods handling and common storage
The service group serves as a contact point for delivery companies delivering packages to, or picking up packages from, Neo. This includes sorting incoming mail to the mail slots on the 8th floor and stocking Neo's common storage room (8618) with basic work-environment and safety related laboratory supplies such as gloves and waste containers.
Packages arriving in Neo are delivered to various delivery places in Neo, depending on department and floor. In the case of temperature sensitive packages, they are sometimes stored in cold rooms next to the service group offices for pick-up, rather than delivered – depending on time of day, requests and prevailing conditions.
For the correct delivery address to Neo, see the links below.
The Neo service group office and receiving of goods is staffed 08:30 - 15:30 normal working days.
If no one is in the office, someone will probably return shortly. Usually a group member is present an hour before and after the normal opening hours.
Janitorial services and miscellaneous
Carbon dioxide and nitrogen is piped throughout Neo in three building-spanning gas networks and is primarily used in cell cultures for incubators, but is available in all labs. Carbon dioxide and high-grade nitrogen is supplied by gas packages that the service group connect and restock, low-grade nitrogen is supplied by boiling off liquid nitrogen. On floor 6, 7 and 8 there is also local gas networks to make it possible to supply other gases if required.
Drawers and lockers
The Neo service group as well as some department administrators have cards to program and open locked office drawers or clothes lockers.
Coffee, error reporting and supplier contacts
The Neo service group manages contact with the supplier of the coffee machines and associated consumables (tea, milk etc).
Cleaning, error reporting and supplier contacts
The Neo service group manages contact with the cleaning company, including complaints and requests.
The Neo service group helps move and store shelves and furniture, fix or report problems with doors, ventilation, elevators and other equipment related to the building and laboratories.
Coordination freezer hotel (room, connection, alarm)
The Neo service group manages the space, power and alarm connections for isothermal freezers and Low-Temperature Freezers (LTF) both in the freezer hotel on 3rd floor and on the other floors, but on floors 6, 7 and 8 the management is generally delegated to department or group administrators.
Neo-wide coordination services
The Neo service group coordinates certain functions throughout Neo and occasionally outside as well.
These functions include:
- Sending out alerts regarding fire and evacuation alarms, planning same together with the Neo work environment group and the Neo house council.
- Managing joint invoicing of certain shared costs.
- Contact with the building owners, caretakers and KI facility department (UF/FA).
- Contact, coordination, purchasing, and service of some instruments and equipment.
- Managing waste handling and recycling, often in coordination with the Neo work environment.