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Laboratory Technician level 2

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Research Services, Technical Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £24,948 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th January 2023
Closes: 26th January 2023
Job Ref: R85631

This exciting, full-time, 3 year Laboratory Technician post is available immediately in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Streatham Campus and based in the Department of Biosciences. The role is full time (1.0FTE, 36.5 hours per week), and will provide dedicated technical support to recreate plasmids, recombinant fungal strains of Ustilago maydisZymoseptoria triticiFusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, Trichoderma reesei, yeast-two hybrid cDNA libraries, a genomic library and a cosmid library. The successful candidate will work in the area of fungal molecular biology and should be experienced in molecular cloning and microbiology techniques.  In addition, the successful candidate will manage consumables needed for the project and provide regular update reports on progress of recreating a specific list of materials. 

We are looking for an individual with exceptional communication and time management skills, who has experience in providing Technician support in a complex research laboratory environment. You must be able to work independently, using your initiative to tackle problems, excellent planning skills, with an ability to manage your own workload, set priorities and work to strict deadlines whilst remaining calm under pressure. Knowledge and experience of operating within a Health and Safety role, and biosciences environment would be essential.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role via our website.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 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

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The University of Exeter is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focusing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff. For further information please see our website.

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr Judith Bannerman j.a.s.bannerman@exeter.ac.uk Technical Services or Dr Sreedhar Kilaru s.kilaru@exeter.ac.uk Academic lead for this project or Prof. Gero Steinberg G.steinberg@exeter.ac.uk PI for the Steinberg Group.

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