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Chief Animal Technician

Department of Surgery

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715-£30,942
  • REF: RE25766
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We wish to appoint a Chief Animal Technician, to join the research group of Mr Stephen McDonnell, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge (Biomedical Campus).

The post-holder will be key to the running of the study investigating the effect of labelled stem cells in large animals (ovine) models of osteoarthritis, as Part of the EU 2020 Starstem Project.

The successful candidate will manage and coordinate the experimental stocks with responsibility for day to day animal care routines, in order to provide high quality animal care. They will oversee and provide technical support, perform and assist with regulated, non-regulated, and surgical procedures, in order to assist researchers and NVS to support research aims within the University. They will routinely carry out MRI scans themselves.

They will work closely with researchers and be an integral part of the team.
They will manage and amend as required all Home Office Project Licenses for animal studies with CIVAP and the group, and be responsible for their reporting and compliance, in conjunction with the Project Licence Holder.

Applicants should hold GCSE (Grades A-C) in English, Maths and a Science subject or equivalent level of practical experience. They should also hold a Home Office personal licence modules A-C or be willing to work towards.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing Date: 4th March 2021

Please quote reference RE25766 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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