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Animal Technician

University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £21,630 to £24,285
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st September 2022
Closes: 10th October 2022
Job Ref: AQ33227

Salary: £21,630-£24,285

Reference: AQ33227

Closing date: 10 October 2022

We are looking for an experienced animal technician to join our friendly, hardworking team and be actively involved in the daily care and maintenance of animals within our biofacility situated in Cambridge.

The role holder shall perform general husbandry tasks, looking after welfare requirements of rodents housed in conventional caging or IVCs. The role holder shall be expected to maintain accurate records, check and record environmental parameters, complete health monitoring, alongside general hygiene and cleaning tasks. Additionally, you will have responsibility for colony management and completion of procedures, including Home Office Licensed procedures. 

Ideally you will hold an Institute of Animal Technology Level 2 or equivalent qualification, or at least GCSE (A-C) in English, Maths and a Science subject (ideally Biology), or equivalent. It is also desirable that the successful candidate will be expected to hold, or be ready to apply for a Home Office personal license with Home Office modules A - C.

You should be positive, reliable and able to interact with team colleagues and research staff. Experience in a technical/laboratory setting, with specific experience working with rodents housed in IVC's or conventional caging. Experience completing regulated procedures or surgery would be an advantage.

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, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/37088.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 10 October 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 AQ33227 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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