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Junior Animal Technician - DMC (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Clinical Biochemistry

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,600 to £23,487
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th May 2022
Closes: 9th June 2022
Job Ref: RG31339

Applications are invited for a Junior Animal Technician position based in a modern facility in South Cambridge.  As part of a hardworking and friendly team, you will be actively involved in the supporting metabolic phenotyping studies for research groups based within the Metabolic Research Laboratories MRC-Institute of Metabolic Science (MRL MRC-IMS).  Your duties will include simple scientific procedures in support of metabolic research, record keeping, equipment maintenance and following relevant governance such as Home Office legislation and University health and safety policies.  You will occasionally be required to work weekends and some bank holidays.

You will have GCSE at grade C and above, ideally in any of the following: Maths, English, Biology, Physics, or Chemistry. An NVQ in Animal welfare/IAT Level 2 is desirable. A Home Office Personal Licence or experience working in a designated establishment with laboratory animals is essential. You must have the ability to work within a team and on your own with minimum supervision.  An honest, conscientious approach, the ability to work to deadlines with attention to detail and the ability to carry out a number of versatile tasks are essential.

Training will be provided and there is the opportunity to work to achieve IAT Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science & Technology. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2023 in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/34974.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RG31339 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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