Animal Technician

MRC - Mary Lyon Centre

About Us

The MRC Harwell Institute is recognised as an international centre of excellence in mouse genetics. Within this context, the mouse is used as a model organism for investigating the causes of genetic disease in man. The Institute comprises two closely integrated partners, the Mammalian Genetics Unit and the Mary Lyon Centre.

About the Role

Working to strict Standard Operating Procedures, you will be responsible for addressing the welfare needs of colonies of experimental mice at cage checking and providing basic husbandry tasks.

About You

Experience of working with mice is not essential as full training will be given, including basic animal husbandry and theoretical background training. Good communication skills and attention to detail, together with a flexible approach and a genuine interest in the welfare of animals is essential.


We are strongly committed to your personal development and well-being, with extensive opportunities for training and flexible working.  Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits, from a final salary pension scheme and 30 days of holiday entitlement plus bank holidays, to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role.  Please quote reference number MLC 647.

Closing date: 24 September 2017

The MRC is an equal opportunities employer. ‘Leading Science for Better Health’

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