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Laboratory Animal Technician

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Grade 3.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th May 2019
Closes: 2nd June 2019
Job Ref: HD01528

About the team/job

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1600 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.

Our Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) consists of several organisational units providing service to EMBL investigators.

Your role

Responsibilities include daily husbandry and monitoring of laboratory animals maintained in IVCs under Specific pathogen free (SPF) conditions. Additional duties include providing technical services for scientists who use laboratory animals for research. Participation in the weekend duty rotation is obligatory. Ability to work in barrier facility with shower-in access is required. 

You have

Training or certification as a laboratory animal technician is required. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. High work ethics, reliability, attention to detail and flexibility are essential. Working knowledge of English is essential, Computer skills are desirable. 

You might also have

Knowledge of German is advantageous. 

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. Remuneration comprises a competitive tax free salary and benefits from the German Social Security Scheme.

What else do I need to know

Our mission is to offer vital services in training scientists, students and visitors at all levels; to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences and actively engage in technology transfer activities, and to integrate European life science research.

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