Senior Technician (Named Animal Welfare Care Officer)

University of Exeter - Technical Services

This post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

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 University of Exeter wishes to recruit a full-time Senior Technician (Named Animal Welfare Care Officer (NAWCO)) to work as a part of an integrated technical services team with academic staff across the University’s rodent Biological Services Units.

A critical member of the BSU team, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the University’s rodent research facilities, both in terms of maintaining animal husbandry and supporting the operational needs of a multitude of research projects. The post holder will, therefore, have experience working in a research environment with their input helping to contribute to high quality science outputs and be a competent technical manager; ensuring experimental work is conducted and the BSU and associated laboratories are managed in accordance with good laboratory practice. They will be able to form productive working relationships with other technical and professional services staff, stakeholders, and suppliers in maintaining overall operations and culture of care within the facility.

The post holder will be expected to have a working knowledge of rodent housing systems, BSU infrastructure, and biosecurity. They will be a competent PIL operative and will use this to support research in the facilities.

Further information on the University’s research and Policy on the Use of Animals in Research can be found at

We offer a wide range of benefits which can be found here (, and include generous holiday entitlement, pension, on-site gym, and continuous investment in your personal and professional development (see

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P55819 in any correspondence.

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.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P55819 in any correspondence.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 23rd October.

From £26,495 per annum on Grade E, depending on skills and experience.

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