Research Technician

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Fixed term basis for 2 years.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is ranked 7th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 10th in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in recognition of excellence in performance, education and research. Exeter was The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012-13.

Biosciences at the University of Exeter is a rapidly expanding international centre with researchers working at the cutting edge of Systems Biology and Systems Ecology research. In Biosciences we consider our facilities to be a vital part of the discipline and its offering to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students, postgraduate researchers and our academic staff.

The successful applicant will provide technical support for a research projects in molecular cell biology. The aim is to generate GFP fusion vectors and establish fungal transformation systems in the lab. As well as preforming live cell imaging to check positive transformants and do localisation studies of different cellular compartments.

This opportunity is suitable for those with a degree or substantial experience in molecular biology or microbiology. A good training in the general practices of a molecular biology laboratory will be essential. Previous experience with molecular or microbiology techniques, and particularly with fungi would be very beneficial. You should be confident with a good background knowledge of the discipline and molecular techniques. Good communication/ interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.

For further information, please contact Professor Gero Steinberg, email, or telephone (01392) 723476.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter’s STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( for more information.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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