Technician: MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

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Exeter, Devon
£27,511 up to £30,942
02 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Technician: MRC Centre for Medical Mycology

Job reference P69308  

Application closing date 21/10/2019  

Location Exeter  

Salary The starting salary will be from £27,511 up to £30,942 on Grade (E), depending on qualifications and experience.  

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

Job category/type Admin, Professional, Managerial Attachments      

Job description

The above full time post is available with immediate effect in the College of Life & Environmental Sciences.

About the role 

We seek a highly-motivated Research Technician with proven experimental skills in molecular and cell biology to carry out laboratory work to support on-going projects in Professor Al Brown's team within the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology at the University of Exeter.  Al Brown's team studies how pathogenic Candida species adapt to local niches within the host and how this contributes to disease establishment and progression.  We combine genomics, proteomics, cytometry and live-cell imaging with fungal molecular and cell biology to dissect host-fungus interactions.

About you

The successful applicant will have experience of molecular, cellular and biochemical research on microbes, preferably fungal pathogens.  As a senior technical staff position, the job also includes oversight of Al Brown's laboratory resources, including equipment and strain collections, as well as the supervision and training of junior staff/students.  Good communication skills are essential as the post involves organising projects, discussing experiments with the team, liaising with technical experts and contributing to the highly collaborative ethos of the Mycology Group.  

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. 

Our research income in recent years means we're fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and 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. 

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 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. 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:

  • 41 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

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

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