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Senior Animal Technician (Aquatics)

University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £24,285 to £27,929
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: AQ34313

We are looking to recruit a Senior Aquatics Animal Technician to join our friendly, hardworking team and be actively involved in the daily care and maintenance or aquatic species within our busy biofacilities in Cambridge.

As a member of a hard working team you will support the Aquatics Facilities Manager and Chief Technicians with the care and welfare of aquatics species housed in recirculating and standalone systems. You will provide technical support to research users and technicians within the facility; undertake regulated, non-regulated as well as surgical procedures associated with the production and maintenance of genetically altered fish and frogs; as well as conducting daily husbandry tasks.  You will also support the daily supervision of a small team of technicians.

This role will involve working within multiple aquatics facilities, determined by the level of support required within each facility.

Previous experience working within a designated establishment with fish and frogs as well as specific use of large aquatic recirculating and standalone systems, breeding and maintenance of genetically altered fish is desirable. Home Office Licence modules A - C and IAT level 2 is desirable. You must also have experience supervising others including experience providing training.

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 are also essential. 

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

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

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 AQ34313 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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