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Animal Technician (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for an Animal Technician to work in south Cambridge.

As a member of a hard working team you will co-ordinate all aspects of the mouse colonies within the Haem malignancies (HM) programme, along with individual researchers and the PPL holders. You will manage the breeding stocks, culls and perform health checks on the colonies.

You will have Home Office Licence modules 1 3/4. Institute of Animal Technology Membership qualification and/or relevant HNC or relevant laboratory experience is desirable. You will have significant experience working in a designated establishment with laboratory animals. The ability to use a computerised data management system is also required as well as experience in carrying out regulated procedures. Communication skills are key as you will be liaising with the NACWO's, NVS and HO inspector regarding mouse colonies within the HM programme, on behalf of and along with individual researchers and the PPL holders on the HM programme. You will also devise and provide individual supervision and training for new and existing researchers within the HM programme.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 28 February 2021 in the first instance.

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

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

Closing date for applications is the 22nd March 2018 with interviews likely to take place week commencing the 2nd April 2018.

Please quote reference RB14852 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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