Research Technician for Light Microscopy (Bioimaging Centre)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 06 Dec 2022

Technical Services

This part-time (0.5 FTE) post is available from 3rd of January on a 3 year fixed-term basis.

Summary of the role

Technical Services is recruiting a new part-time research technician to be based in the Bioimaging Centre, as part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the Exeter campus.

Working as part of the Bioimaging team, the role holder will support the state-of-the-art light microscopy modalities of the research facility under supervision of the experimental officer and senior research technician. In particular, the role involves supporting the operation, maintenance and user training/assistance of the various light microscopy systems (laser scanning confocal as well as wide-field systems), with a focus on supporting a brand-new lightsheet microscope system, which will be installed in 2023.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of technical services staff, providing advanced imaging techniques, in order to address key questions in biology.

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 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (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

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
  • 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 new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Dr Christian Hacker, or (01392) 722715. 

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The University of Exeter is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focusing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff. For further information please see our website.

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