Research Technician

University of Exeter
March 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£26,444
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Contract Type:fixed term basis.
Working Time:Full time
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The starting salary will be from £26,444 up 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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Research Technician

Job description

Technical services

This new full time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis.

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.

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

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences brings together academics and students across the spectrum of health, wellbeing and life sciences, including the social and environmental context, to create a holistic community with exciting synergies, dedicated to creating positive impact.

Our interdisciplinary approach includes partnerships with healthcare providers, industry and above all, the public - an approach which is at the forefront of the innovative and cutting-edge translational research undertaken across the Faculty. Through our ethos of research-led teaching, we offer a diverse programme portfolio to develop the science and healthcare leaders of the future - critical thinkers and problem-solvers who are socially accountable and committed to the service of patients and the public.

We are proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.

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.

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

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.


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, [email protected].

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