Laboratory Assistant


College Operations – Technical Services

This new part-time (0.4 FTE) post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 1 August 2020. The starting salary will be from £18,709 up to £22,417 on Grade C per annum pro-rata, depending on qualifications and experience.

Summary of the role
We are seeking to employ a Laboratory Assistant for the Medical School laboratories in Hatherly, based at our beautiful Streatham Campus. This role offers an excellent opportunity to support the neuroscience research groups and their students in those labs and to be part of technical team.

The ideal candidate will have worked as professional technical support in medical or biological labs before. We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a customer orientated environment, has excellent communication and organisation skills, can provide assistance for routine tasks and is able to keep the labs in good order. An aptitude for using initiative and being able to work in an environment without constant supervision is desirable too.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document by clicking on the ‘apply’ link and visiting our website.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

39 days leave per year
Options for flexible working
Numerous discounts at leading retailers
Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further Information
Please contact Natascha Steinberg by email at [email protected]

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The University of Exeter is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focusing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff. For further information please see our website.

Package Details
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.
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