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Animal Technician x 2

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. 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. You will be expected to spend time dedicated to each area of responsibility and these are outlined in the attached further particulars. You will be given the opportunity to further your IAT training qualifications and gain a Home Office licence.

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 Thursday 30th November 2017, with interviews yet to be confirmed.

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 SW13891 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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