Experimental Officer (Stable Isotope Research Analyst)

University of Exeter - Technical Services

This full-time permanent post is available immediately based in the Environment and Sustainability Institute on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.

The University of Exeter is the fastest rising, fastest growing University in the UK, we offer you the opportunity to join a Russell Group University ranked within the UK top ten and globally recognised amongst its vast range of Sciences.

Technical Services at the University of Exeter is comprised of STEMM-facing research and teaching technical staff. Whilst all operating in a single service our staff work in a wide range of specialist areas such as, Engineering, Physics, Geology, Mining and Minerals, Renewable Energy, Life and Environmental Science, Sports and Health Science, Medical Sciences and Medical Imaging.

The primary focus of the Experimental Officer role is to be the key operator and manager of the Cornwall stable isotope facility and the provider of specialist expertise in continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry. The role-holder will also contribute to leadership and management of analytical chemistry in Cornwall, including mass spectrometry and other laboratories. The role-holder will be expected to contribute to the increased effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the stable isotope facility, its processes and procedures, and to support the growing research needs of a range of disciplines accessing the facility.

The stable isotope research community in Cornwall is vibrant and growing and includes ecologists (including Stuart Bearhop, Robbie McDonald, Brendan Godley, Rich Inger, Steve Votier), earth scientists and oceanographers (Stephen Hesselbo, Kate Littler, Clemens Ullman, James Scourse) and a diverse community of collaborators in palaeoecology, archaeology, geography, health and life sciences, based in Exeter and beyond.

At the University of Exeter we recognise the pivotal role played by our specialist facility managers and take proactive steps to support the development and retention of specialist skills. We are founding signatories of the Technicians Commitment and have Science Council Employee Champion status.

We offer a wide range of benefits which can be found here http://www.exeter.ac.uk/working/prospective/benefits/, and include, generous holiday entitlement, pension, on-site gym and continuous investment in your personal and professional development (see http://www.exeter.ac.uk/departments/technicalservices/).

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs Please quote reference number P57898 in any correspondence.

Interviews are expected to take place in w/c 18th September.

Our women in HE work extends the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and the Gender Equality Charter Mark to all roles in the University. We are committed to bringing the best development experience to women, and men, at all stages of their careers as well as being passionate about promoting careers for women in science to encourage them to reach their full potential.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as 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.

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