Laboratory Technician

University of Exeter
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£26,444 to £29,605
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The starting salary will be from £26,444 to £29,605 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Technicians and Laboratory Staff


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Laboratory Technician

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Technical Services

The post

It's an exciting and important time for georesources in the South West. Metals are essential components of almost all modern technology. Amongst these are the emerging technologies on which we are depending to tackle the Climate Emergency, including electric motors, batteries, transformers, photovoltaic panels and catalysts.

The principal role of this job will be to provide technical support across the Camborne School of Mines laboratories for industry facing research development and innovation project work within the discipline of mineral processing. This will include the use of analytical equipment and the implementation of experiments for applications in beneficiation and extractive metallurgy. It is linked to a Shared Prosperity Fund project that will enhance the capital equipment available within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to support sustainable growth of the georesources sector across the region. The project will comprise a step towards creation of a regional equipment hub, part of the Critical Minerals Centre of Excellence.

The successful candidate will therefore play an important role in supporting the sustainable development of the geo-resources sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Such activity is vitally important for ensuring UK resource security, combatting the Climate Emergency whilst also supporting new job creation and fostering sustainable economic growth.

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

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% of our research is of international quality and 47% 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

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 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 Adrian Watson [email protected]

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