IMP@CT Research Technician, Minerals Processing

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 fixed term 10 month role is available immediately. Working as part of the Mineral Processing Team in Technical Services the role holder provide direct support to research activities in the Camborne School of Mines.

The technical officer will have responsibility for undertaking research test work as a part of the EU-funded H2020 IMP@CT research programme. This work will include: preparing rock samples for testing in the Minerals Processing laboratory; undertaking a directed testwork programme in relation to gravity separation, flotation and ore sorting; and preparing test products for further analysis. The post holder will work within the framework of best University health and safety practice and help to develop appropriate health and safety protocols for an XRF sensor-based ore sorter. He/she will work with research team members to develop processing solutions for containerised mobile, modular plan, working under the direction of Dr. Rob Fitzpatrick. This post will be based at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus within the Camborne School of Mines.

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

We offer a wide range of benefits and include, generous holiday entitlement, pension, on-site gym and continuous investment in your personal and professional development.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting either Dr. Rob Fitzpatrick ( or Dr. Kathryn Moore (01326 255693 or

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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