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Senior Animal Technician[Temporary Cover] (Secondment)

Internal Applications are invited for a motivated and experienced Senior Animal Technician to be part of a hard working team in a busy University Biomedical Department situated in south Cambridge.

This is a 9 months secondment opportunity.

The successful candidate will have a natural empathy with animals and show commitment and dedication to animals in their care within a small-specialised unit. This post supports the Transgenic Manager to help maintain the scheduling of procedures within the transgenic unit. This will include the use of IVC technology, supervision of day-to-day husbandry, breeding and maintenance of genetically modified animals and post-operative care animals. Checking and recording environmental parameters and general condition of animals.

A Home Office Licence Modules 1-4 is a requirement and a working knowledge of pre and post-operative care is essential. You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team and have supervisory experience.

Ideally, the successful candidate will hold the Institute of Animal Technology Membership or equivalent qualification together with relevant animal technology and laboratory experience. It would also be advantageous to have some experience of fine dissection although the post would provide the opportunity to train in these techniques along with some microscopy and assisting in the surgical area.

The unit operates a rota system to provide cover at weekends and Bank Holidays. The appointment is subject to a health assessment and a security check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

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.

Interview date to be advised

Please quote reference AQ14315 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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