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Animal Technician

University College London - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £24,506 - £27,863 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour.

The Centre is now looking for an Animal Technician to join our close-knit team and support animal husbandry, care and welfare within the SWC Neurobiological Research Facility (NRF).  You will work on your own initiative to provide day-to-day care of the animals including maintaining their environment and keeping accurate records including in relation to breeding, and will be provided with training both on-the-job and formally for your own personal and professional development.

The nature of this role means that you will be required to work outside of standard office hours to meet the needs of the animals; this will include working one in three weekends and occasional unsociable hours.

This post is funded until 31 July 2021 in the first instance; the Centre is externally funded with funding awarded in five-year tranches subject to periodic funder review. Subject to successful grant renewal, staff posts will be extended in line with successive funding periods.

A strong interest in animal care and welfare, an understanding of cage/animal bio-security and previous experience of animal husbandry within a research facility are essential. Great communication and team working skills are key as is the ability to work unsupervised on a daily basis.  You’ll also be computer literate with excellent attention to detail.  Formal training in the form of an IAT qualification or equivalent, and experience in cage washing and sterilisation, are desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1789568

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre HR team, , or give us a call on 020 3108 8011.

Closing Date: 24 February 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 12 March 2019

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

Location: London
Salary: £24,506 to £27,863 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 24th February 2019
Job Ref: 1789568

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