Vacancy: Experimental Officer (Vibration Engineering) at University of Exeter (Closed)

By 22nd March 2023 April 14th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Experimental Officer (Vibration Engineering)


Job reference: S84087

Application closing date: 12/04/2023

Location: Exeter

Salary: The starting salary will be from £40,745 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

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


Basis: Full-time

Job category/type: Technicians and Laboratory Staff

Technical Services

This new full-time post is available from 1st May 2023 on a fixed term basis until 31st November 2025 (2.5 years)

Summary of the role

Working as part of an integrated Technical Support team, the primary role of this post is to contribute to the day-to-day and planned future support for activities required by the Vibration Engineering Section (VES).  The post holder is expected to provide flexible support to the group especially during peaks of work. This post will provide software, electronics, instrumentation and IT solutions to support the activities of the group.

This post is primarily to support research activities in the area of the Vibration Engineering. There will be UK domestic and international travel on occasion.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

The duties set out in the job description constitute the primary role of the post holder but there is a clear expectation that the post holder will support other defined areas within the 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 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). 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 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. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 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:

  • 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

Technical Services

We are research and teaching technical staff within all the universities new Faculties. We work in specialist areas across the University and beyond, theoretically-informing field-based approaches whilst promoting compliance and best practice.

The reality of the requirements to join the University in a scientific role is often very different to the perception. We need a team of talented individuals to support our teaching and research, and in training the next generation of top scientists. Our technical roles which include experimental officers, laboratory technicians and research technicians all focus on different aspects of science – from mechanical/electrical engineering to cutting edge research, but all benefit from the same investment in science here at the University of Exeter.

Further information

Please contact Steve Spaull,; Professor James Brownjohn, or James Bassitt,