Laboratory Assistant

University of Exeter - Technical Services

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.

We need a team of talented individuals to support our teaching and research, and in training the next generation of top scientists. This new full-time post is available from 1st February 2018 on a permanent basis. Working as part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in Technical Services the role holder will provide direct support for research and teaching activities in the Sport and Health Sciences laboratories. 

The laboratories in Sport and Health Sciences on the St. Lukes Campus, Exeter, are equipped for teaching and research in the areas of exercise science.

The role holder will primarily provide laboratory assistance for equipment and infrastructure in the biochemistry, clinical research and teaching laboratories, and for the staff and students working within them. An NQF level 3 qualification in a related field of study is essential, along with the ability to carry out appropriate standard scientific procedures.

With over 19,000 students and 4,300 members of staff (employed over 3 campuses), the opportunity to embark on a career that you are passionate about is available in a variety of non-academic roles. While traditional academic roles still underpin what we do, we have an increasing requirement for talented and passionate people to support our academics in what are known as Technical roles.

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 P43300 in any correspondence.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Jamie Blackwell (telephone: +44 (0)1392 724920 email:

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 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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