Technical Services

This full-time, permanent post is available immediately in Technical Services, within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

You will primarily support the second-floor Bioscience research laboratories based in the Geoffrey Pope building on the Streatham campus. It is a great opportunity to gain skills, manage staff and be a part of a thriving community in a busy and complex research environment.

The second-floor laboratories cover a range of biological areas including molecular biology, plant pathogens, cell culture, cell biology, microbiology, physiological and biochemical analyses, analytical chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry and various microscopy techniques. We also support DEFRA work, provide Health and Safety advice, arrange equipment maintenance, order laboratory consumables and equipment and are familiar with key equipment within the laboratory (training can be provided).

We are looking for an individual with exceptional communication and time management skills, who has experience in providing professional technical support to staff and research students in a laboratory environment. You will work as part of a team, as well as work independently, and use your initiative to tackle any problems, whilst having the confidence to work collaboratively with technical staff in the Geoffrey Pope building plus other teams, both within Biosciences and across the University.

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 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). 

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 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), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 wks full pay), paternity leave (up to six wks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
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