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Service Technician

Based in Central Cambridge, you will enjoy working as part of a small friendly Bio-facility team. The Service maintains the essential provision of clean cages, drinking water bottles and materials to the animal technicians for the daily animal husbandry requirements.

After initial training you will be able to operate simple machinery, including dismantling and reassembling equipment for washing and sterilisation. You will be responsible for the in-house cleaning and some basic husbandry procedures. You will also be involved in the collection and delivery of stores, maintaining stocks and disposal of waste. The ability to work as part of a team is essential. The post will involve some lifting and manual handling for which training will be given.

You should have a good standard of general education and have ideally worked with or cared for animals. Previous experience would be beneficial but not essential as full training will be provided.

The post is available immediately and subject to the satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period.

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.

If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact the UBS recruitment team at or by calling 01223 766952.

Please quote reference AQ13497 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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