Zebrafish Manager

University of Exeter
January 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:£30,502
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The starting salary will be from £30,502 up to £36,386 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Technicians and Laboratory Staff


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Zebrafish Manager

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Technical Services


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

Summary of the role

We are looking to recruit a Manager for our Zebrafish unit within the Aquatic Resources Centre (ARC) based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter. You will work with technical, research and academic staff and help coordinate all zebrafish research and teaching activity.

The ARC is a world-class facility containing multiple aquarium rooms that house as many as 20-30 species of aquatic organisms at any one time and includes a ~3000 tank zebrafish unit. Each particular species kept in the ARC lends itself as a suitable research tool to investigate and improve our understanding of basic biological systems, how chemicals entering the environment affect aquatic organisms, monitoring current and predicting future global impacts of ocean acidification and climate change and more recently measuring aspects of human health.

This is an exciting opportunity as you will be at the interface of all research and teaching activity in the zebrafish unit. You will need to have experience of working with zebrafish, managing zebrafish stock lines, working in a similar research environment, be an experienced technical manager and be able to form productive working relationships with other technical and professional services staff, stakeholders and suppliers in maintaining overall operations of the unit.

You will be responsible for training of new students and staff (including helping write operating protocols) to ensure a high quality of support is maintained and that local rules and home office legislation are complied with by all users of the zebrafish unit at all times.

You must be highly motivated and thoroughly enjoy working with students. You will also be expected to line manage a small number of staff within the ARC and support the facility and deputy manager.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working in teams and independently, be able to maintain organised and accurate records and be an excellent communicator.

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.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University's commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further Information

    For further information please contact Gregory Paull,[email protected]

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