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Research Technician

University of Exeter - Technical Services

Location: RILD Building
Salary: The starting salary will be from £26,444 up to £29,605 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 20th March 2024
Job Ref: P90334

Summary of the role

The University of Exeter department of clinical and biomedical science, within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, is renowned for its world leading diabetes and genetics research. We have recently been awarded a substantial grant to gain new insights into the genetics of early-onset type 1 diabetes, and are looking to appoint a motivated and organised research technician full time to support this project.

The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists within the College of Biomedical and Clinical science, who have expertise in genetics and molecular biology. The key purpose of the post is to facilitate and contribute to the provision of high-quality monogenic diabetes research projects.  

The post-holder will perform routine molecular techniques including DNA and RNA isolation from blood and tissue, DNA sequencing and quantitative real-time PCR. They will also be responsible for shipping and ordering samples and reagents, managing stock and general laboratory administration. The successful candidate may also be expected to design and implement new assays under the direction and supervision of appropriate members of staff.  

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.  More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. 

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

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 Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Matthew Johnson, m.johnson@exeter.ac.uk

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