Animal Technician

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

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 provide daily hands on animal care performing general husbandry tasks to look after the welfare requirements of rodents housed within the facility. The role holder shall be expected to maintain accurate records, complete daily observations and health monitoring, alongside general hygiene and cleaning tasks. They will have responsibility for colony management and, in liaison with researchers and senior team members, provide technical assistance with both regulated and non-regulated experimental procedures.

There are multiple roles available and we welcome applications from candidates with particular experience working with IVC's, conventional caging. 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.

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The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 31 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 AQ32536 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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