Animal Technician

University of Exeter
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,007
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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The starting salary will be from £25,007 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Technicians and Laboratory Staff


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Animal Technician

Job description

Technical Services

This permanent, full time post, is available immediately based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter in the in the University's Biological Services Units (BSU).

Summary of the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Exeter, with new facilities and a growing team. You will be expected to perform animal husbandry of all species (rodents) held, research support and maintenance and ancillary duties in a busy animal facility. You will also assist with administrative support and liaising with other teams across the University service to ensure service delivery to researchers. The Biological Services team support world class teaching and research, all within the culture of care environment for animals.

You will work alongside animal husbandry staff, students and academic staff. You will have experience in animal husbandry and have good communication skills, be well organised and proficient at maintaining accurate records to a level required by our licence conditions.

You will be expected to help promote a culture of care through the implementation of best practices. Opportunities for training will be available within this role.

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

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

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

Why our staff love working here

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 26wks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • 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.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Matt Isherwood, [email protected]

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