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Senior Animal Technician (Germ-Free)

University of Cambridge - Biofacility

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £23,487 to £27,116
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd August 2022
Closes: 28th August 2022
Job Ref: AQ32482

We are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician to join our friendly, hardworking Germ-Free team and be actively involved in ensuring the provision of consistent and high-quality animal care within our busy biofacilitiy in Cambridge.

As a member of a hard working team you will support the facility management by supervising and organising a team of technicians, with the care and welfare of rodents. You will undertake scientific procedures associated with the production and maintenance of germ-free rodents, and will support the team with the training of new and existing team members. You will be required on occasion to assist research staff completing regulated and non-regulated procedures and during surgical procedures.

You will have Home Office Licence modules A - B and hold a Home Office Personal Licence, and completion of Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Level 2 (minimum). Experience working within a designated establishment with rodents in isolators and iso-caging is required. Additionally, proven supervisory or team leader experience and the ability to use a computerised systems are also required.

You should have good communication and interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team, interacting with team colleagues and research staff at all levels. Demonstrable knowledge of relevant Home Office legislation and concepts of animal technician work with specific understanding of germ-free processes are also essential. 

The role is available immediately and subject to a 6 months probationary period.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check. The University will determine whether an outcome is satisfactory. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 28 August 2022

Further information regarding the position is available within the Further Particulars (link below). To discuss the position further please contact: the UBS recruitment team: ubsrecruitment@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference AQ32482 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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