Sequencing Facility Technician

University of Exeter
May 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:£ 26,444
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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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Sequencing Facility Technician

Job description

Technical Services

This new full–time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist to join the laboratory team at the Exeter Sequencing Facility. We are a leading academic core facility based at the University of Exeter and provide Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics services to researchers and industry. We work with Illumina and Oxford Nanopore platforms to deliver high-quality sequence data for interpretation and analysis.

The opportunity:

You will join a busy lab and dynamic team environment and will support the sequencing facility to help deliver sequencing projects for internal and external researchers.

Your main roles will be:

  • To support the sequencing facility
  • To help deliver sequencing projects for internal and external researchers
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures for Illumina and Nanopore instruments
  • Undertake laboratory management, health and safety, risk assessments, reagent and equipment ordering when required
  • Understand, develop and update library preparation and sequencing choices as technology progresses
  • Skills for success in this role:

    Experience with complex molecular techniques (eg. preparing NGS libraries)

    Experience in operating next-generation sequencers

    Experience of working in a molecular biology lab.

    Excellent record keeping & organisation.

    Excellent attention to detail

    Good communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team.

    Familiar with Windows, Sharepoint, MS Office.

    Willingness to develop new skills and protocols.

    Enthusiastic team worker.

    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 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

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

    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 Bryony Williams, [email protected] or (01392) 723425.

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