Aquatics Support Technician

University of Exeter - Technical Services

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

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 College wishes to recruit an aquarium support technician to work in the Aquatic Resources Centre to support the new zebrafish facility. This part time (18.25 hours) post is available immediately and on a permanent basis at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

The successful candidate will work alongside senior members of staff, students and researchers in a very diverse facility. The successful candidates will have hands-on experience working with zebrafish and ideally be very familiar with working in a research environment.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, be well organised and have good communication skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to help promote a culture of care through the implementation of best practices. Opportunities for training, attending appropriate conferences and visiting other research facilities will be available within this role.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

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

For further information, please contact Gregory Paull, email g.c.paull@exeter.ac.uk.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please press the apply button below. Please quote reference number R55362 in any correspondence.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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