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Technical Operations Manager

University of Exeter - Technical Services

Location: University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
Salary: The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 24th March 2024
Job Ref: P91394

The post

The need for effective research into geology and mining has never been greater, and continued expansion of research facilities within the Camborne School of Mines at the University of Exeter has led to the creation of this new position to help drive that research forwards.

Based at the University’s Penryn Campus near Falmouth in Cornwall, the principal role of this position will be to provide technical management of all aspects of geochemistry across the Camborne School of Mines laboratories. This will include the use of analytical equipment, development of new methods and standard operating procedures, quality assurance, health and safety and provision of advice to staff and students, along with on-going development of the facility to stay at the forefront of scientific research. In addition, the role holder will have the opportunity to contribute to on-going research programmes and publish work in scientific journals.

The successful candidate will be well-versed in the use of ICP technology and other analytical geochemistry techniques as well as sample preparation and operating in a clean environment for trace element analysis. They will be working in a forward-looking environment where the delivery of reliable and accurate data is central to the future success of the department and will help to shape that success.

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).

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. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Benefits

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

Further information

Please contact Adrian Watson, a.watson@exeter.ac.uk  

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