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Senior Research Technician

University of Exeter - Technical Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: From £32,332 (The starting salary will be from £32,332 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: P92832

The post
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Research Technician (nutrition) to support the work of Professor Benjamin Wall. This externally funded post is available immediately or as soon as possible for a fixed period of 36 months. The successful applicant will be an appropriately qualified and experienced nutritionist/physiologist/sport scientist and take a leading role in executing project exploring low calorie, high protein diets, from animal- and non-animal origins, for weight loss in human volunteers.

The post will include taking a leading role in all aspects of executing a comprehensive metabolic human nutritional physiology study. This will involve recruitment, screening and monitoring of research participants, conducting experimental test days, collection and preparation of biological samples, samples analyses and managing large datasets.

About you
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically. A large degree of cooperation with academics and postgraduate students within the research team, as well as independent working within a human nutritional physiology research setting with minimal supervision is required.

Applicants will possess a relevant BSc (MSc and/or PhD desirable, or nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to apply all experience and knowledge of human physiology and/or nutrition research within the parameters of the project.

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 campuses 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 6 weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information
For further information please contact Professor Benjamin Wall, b.t.wall@exeter.ac.uk.

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