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Animal Technician

Further your career and take this opportunity to advance in the dynamic industry of animal technology.

Some exciting opportunities have arisen for motivated and experienced Animal Technicians to join our dynamic, hardworking, and committed team in a busy Institute situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Positions range from licensed animal technicians to senior technicians and chief technician dependant on each applicant's experience and ability.

The successful candidates will be responsible for the care and welfare of small rodent cancer models housed within the facility, carrying out licensed procedures upon successful completion of competency and will help support the Facility Manager and NTCO towards training new and junior technicians with in-house policies and procedures. This will include the use IVC technology, supervision of day to day husbandry, breeding and maintenance of genetically modified animals. Part of the role will be checking and recording environmental parameters and the general condition of animals. Each grade will be expected to spend different levels of time dedicated to each area of responsibility and these are outlined in the attached further particulars. Those employed as a grade 5 will also be responsible for the direct day to day supervision of other technicians in specific areas, managing daily duties, ensuring these are completed in a timely fashion and disseminating information from the principle NACWO accurately and appropriately. They will be asked to provide feedback for use in performance development reviews and future team selection/ development.

Successful candidates will be able to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team and will ideally hold or be working towards the Institute of Animal Technology Membership qualification and/or a relevant HNC together with appropriate animal technology and laboratory experience (for grades 4 & 5. A Home Office Personal Licence Modules A, B and C is a requirement for grades 4 and 5 (further training will be given for modules 20, 21 and 22). For grades 4 and 5, supervisory experience is desirable.

The unit operates a rota system to provide cover at weekends and Bank Holidays. Candidates will therefore be required to work outside of normal working hours.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, 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.

The closing date for applications is 14th May 2017. The interview date is TBC.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW11965 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

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