Assistant Laboratory Manager (Psychology)

Summary of the role

You will support the research laboratories and Field Stores based in the Washington Singer 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 Psychology laboratories cover a range of research areas including the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, Clinical Research, Cognition Research, Neuropsychology, and Social, Environmental and Organisational Research. You will also provide Health and Safety advice, arrange equipment maintenance, order laboratory consumables and equipment and will be 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 with a good level of autonomy to plan own tasks, and use your initiative to tackle any problems, whilst having the confidence to work collaboratively with technical staff in the Washington Singer building and other teams 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.


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

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Judith Bannerman, [email protected]

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