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Animal Husbandry/Support Team - 6-8 Week Summer Placements

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Are you a student of biological science or studies into animal health seeking paid work experience during the summer break?

We are looking for up to 8 students to come and work in our Research Support Facility for 6-8 weeks between July and September.

You will be working in the support team working alongside a dedicated team of Animal Technologists

Your days will consist of a variety of activities and tasks, from ensuring their is provisions of drinking water to inputting data that support our Animal Technologist ensure the welfare of the animals and ensure the facility runs efficiently.

Training will be provided.

Candidates shortlisted will be invited to an interview and tour at the Sanger Institute Genome Campus to meet the team and see what you will be involved in.

We will pay you a salary subject to UK standard tax and National Insurance deductions. However as a current stude nt, if you have not had any other earnings in the tax year you are unlikely to pay income tax.

Start dates will be agreed based on your availability and will be throughout July, August and September.

Essential Skills:

  • Comfortable being around animals
  • Good basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Able to follow set procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people

Ideal Skills:

  • Experience of looking after animals in a work environment

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Passionate about understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health.

Our Campus, set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Please include your CV with your application.

Closing date: 27th June 2019

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £17,489 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st June 2019
Closes: 27th July 2019
Job Ref: 83532
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