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Animal Technician

Further your career and take this opportunity to advance in the dynamic industry of animal technology.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and experienced Animal Technician to join our dynamic, hardworking, and committed team in a busy Institute situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The successful candidate 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 of IVC technology, breeding and maintenance of genetically modified animals. Part of the role will be checking and recording environmental parameters and the general condition of animals. The role holder will understand typical and non-typical phenotypes and breeding behaviours so can advise licence holders on potential adverse effects and new phenotypes.

The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and as part of a dedicated team and will ideally hold or be working towards the Institute of Animal Technology qualification (level 2) together with appropriate animal technology and laboratory experience.

The unit operates a rota system to provide cover at weekends and Bank Holidays. The candidate 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 25 June 2018.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Please quote reference SW15747 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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