University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Animal Technician

Job details

Job reference

T55821

Date posted

03/05/2024

Application closing date

19/05/2024

Location

Exeter

Salary

The starting salary will be from £25,007 on Grade C, depending on qualifications and experience.

Package

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

Contractual hours

36.5

Basis

Blank

Job category/type

Technicians and Laboratory Staff

Attachments

T55821 Job Description.pdf
Animal Technician

Job description

Technical Services

This permanent, full time post, is available immediately based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter in the in the University's Biological Services Units (BSU).

Summary of the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Exeter, with new facilities and a growing team. You will be expected to perform animal husbandry of all species (rodents) held, research support and maintenance and ancillary duties in a busy animal facility. You will also assist with administrative support and liaising with other teams across the University service to ensure service delivery to researchers. The Biological Services team support world class teaching and research, all within the culture of care environment for animals.

You will work alongside animal husbandry staff, students and academic staff. You will have experience in animal husbandry and have good communication skills, be well organised and proficient at maintaining accurate records to a level required by our licence conditions.

You will be expected to help promote a culture of care through the implementation of best practices. Opportunities for training will be available within this role.

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.

Why our staff love working here

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 26wks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • 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.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Matt Isherwood, [email protected]

    Job details

    Title

    Animal Technician

    Employer

    University of Exeter

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 19, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment,Staff

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Biology,Medicine,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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