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Senior Animal Technician - Surgery

We are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician to work within our facility based in Central Cambridge, with particular surgical experience.

As a member of a hard working team you will undertake daily husbandry tasks to support the care and welfare of the animals. You will also be responsible for coordinating the surgery resource within the biomedical facility, undertaking both licenced and unlicensed scientific procedures, and provide asepsis support to researchers performing surgery. You will supervise an Animal Technician (grade 3) to assist with surgeries.

You will have IAT Level 2 or equivalent (desirable), Home Office Licence modules A - C and will be a personal licence holder (essential). Previous experience working within a biofacility with rodents and conducting surgical procedures is also essential. Previous supervisory experience, ability to use a computerised data management system are desirable.

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 about this vacancy, please contact the recruitment administrator for this position; via email on, or call 01223 766952.

Please quote reference AQ13942 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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