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Breeding Team Supervisor

The University of Manchester - Biological Resources Unit

Location: Manchester
Salary: £25,767 to £43,197
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: MI/23/50_2

About the role:

We are currently looking for a motivated Breeding Team Supervisor within the Biological Resources Unit.  The aim of this post as a senior member of the team, is to provide day-to-day husbandry and breeding colony management of transgenic mice, supporting personal licences and named persons in accordance with the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. The post holder will be required to co-ordinate the day-to-day activities of the Transgenic Breeding Team to ensure that the required high standard of care is delivered at all times under the Animal Scientific Procedures Act (ASPA) 1986.

About you:

You should have a degree in Biological Sciences (or equivalent relevant experience) and be the holder of a current or previous Personal Licence (PIL A, B and C) along with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.  You will have extensive experience in the field of animal technology, including a full understanding of transgenic mouse breeding, colony management and transgenic technology. Experience of genotyping and phenotyping would be desirable.

You will have excellent organisational, time management and communication skills which are essential for the role on offer as is the need for accuracy and attention to detail. You should be computer literate and competent in the use of standard office software.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (www.cruk.manchester.ac.uk), an Institute of The University of Manchester (www.manchester.ac.uk), is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research. The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (www.cancerresearchuk.org), the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. In spring 2023 the Institute moved into the new Paterson Building; a £150 million flagship purpose-built biomedical research centre directly attached to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in South Manchester.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK MI Paterson Building) in South Manchester (www.christie.nhs.uk), one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe. These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Our aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients.  Our advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has access to outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry.

How to apply?

Please note this vacancy will close for applications at 11:59pm on Sunday 7 January 2024.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Stuart Pepper: stuart.pepper@cruk.manchester.ac.uk

Sunday 7th January 2024

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