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Assistant Laboratory Manager

University of Exeter - College Operations - Technical Services (College of Life and Environmental Sciences)

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £20,836 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th November 2018
Closes: 20th November 2018
Job Ref: S30153

The above full-time, permanent post is available from 26 Nov 2018 in the Sport and Health Science department.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni 2017 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. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The role
The department of Sport and Health Science is an active, fast-paced and exciting environment to work in. With World-leading research taking place and highly sought after degree courses it is a prestigious place to work.

The post is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to be heavily involved in a sporting and research based environment. You will work with a small team of technical staff supporting teaching, dissertation support and research throughout the year. The role will require you to be responsible for organising the setup for taught sessions and carrying out regular maintenance of equipment, ensuring that the lab areas are kept clean and hygienic, monitoring and maintaining stock levels, managing lab booking requests and training students how to use equipment, promoting good lab practice and maintaining health and safety standards. You will gain expertise in trouble shooting state of the art equipment which is sometimes used to test professional athletes as well as students and research participants. No two days will seem the same as new challenges will appear each and every day.

You will be given training by the existing technical staff on equipment, procedures and lab expectations and regulations so you are fully supported to carry out this role.

About you

  • Ability to think quickly and be reactive to sudden changes.
  • Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot.
  • Enthusiastic and friendly approach to helping others.
  • Experience of working in laboratories, particularly Sports Science if possible.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

For further information, please contact Judith Bannerman, or (01392) 723697.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; 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.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

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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