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Laboratory Technician (Mineral Processing)

University of Exeter - College Operations (Technical Services)

Location: Penryn
Salary: The starting salary will be from £27,511 up to £34,804 per annum on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd August 2019
Closes: 22nd September 2019
Job Ref: P69033

This new full-time (1.0 FTE) post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis for a period of 12 months. This post will be based at the University of Exeter Penryn Campus within the Camborne School of Mines. The starting salary will be from £27,511 up to £34,804 per annum on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.

Summary of the role
The main purpose of the role is to provide technical support in the mineral processing laboratory at CEMPS-CSM Penryn Campus. You will be expected to play an active role in research and teaching activities in the mineral processing laboratory. You will assume responsibility for the administration of the laboratory and for championing an environmentally sustainable, safe working environment, which includes health & safety management and implementation.

The role will involve close collaboration with academic staff in the Camborne School of Mines and other members of the University Technical Services team.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and 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.

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, 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.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year.
  • Options for flexible working.
  • Numerous discounts at leading retailers.
  • Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme.
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy.
  • Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England.

Further information
For an informal discussion, you may wish to contact Dr Gavyn Rollinson (+44 (0)1326 371830, or Dr Robert Fitzpatrick (+44 (0) 1326 254141,

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

Package Details
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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