Senior Animal Technician


University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 05th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £23,487-£27,116
  • REF: AQ29641
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a motivated and experienced Senior Animal Technician to join our hard working team in a buys University Biomedical Service facility based in Cambridge.

The successful candidate will have a natural empathy with animals and commitment and dedication to animals in their care. You will support the facility management by supervising a team of technicians, with the care and welfare of rodents housed in IVC’s. You will undertake scientific procedures associated with the production and maintenance of rodents, and will support the team with daily supervision and training of new and existing technicians with in-house policies and procedures, as well as working to Home Office regulations.

You will be required on occasion to assist research staff completing regulated and non-regulated procedures and during surgical procedures. You will assist with daily husbandry and welfare routines for the animals and will be responsible for the maintenance of all necessary records, referring any issues and concerns as necessary to the NACWO. This will include the use of IVC technology, supervision of day to day husbandry, management of complex breeding schedules and colony management of genetically modified animals.

You will have Home Office Licence modules A – C and hold a Home Office Personal Licence, and completion of Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Level 2 (minimum). Experience working within a designated establishment with rodents in IVC’s is essential. Additionally, proven supervisory or team leader experience would be an advantage and the ability to use a computerised systems are also required.

The role is available immediately and subject to a 6 month probationary period.

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

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The deadline for applications is Sunday, 30 January 2022.

Further information regarding the position is available within the Further Particulars (link below). To discuss the position further please contact: the UBS recruitment team:

Please quote reference AQ29641 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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