University of Cambridge

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Chief Animal Technician/Deputy Manager

Applications are invited for a motivated and experienced Chief Animal Technician/Deputy Manager to be part of a hard working team in a busy biomedical services facility situated in South Cambridge.

The successful candidate will assist the Biofacility Manager with the day to day management of the facility and deputise in their absence. As Deputy Manager, the successful candidate will co-ordinate the animal husbandry work of the facility, supporting the Senior Technicians and train new Junior Technicians with in-house policies and procedures. This will include the use of IVC technology, supervision of day to day husbandry, breeding, maintenance and genotyping of genetically modified animals. Checking and recording environmental parameters and general condition of animals will be required on a daily basis.

You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Ideally the successful candidate will hold Institute of Animal Technology Membership qualification and or HNC/Degree together with animal technology and supervisory experience. A Home Office Personal License is a requirement. The ability to use a computerised data management system is desirable.

The facility operates a rota system to provide animal care and essential husbandry at weekends and over Bank Holidays. The role holder will be required to be on an out of hours call out list.

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.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 3 March 2019.

If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact the UBS recruitment team at or by calling 01223 766952.

Please quote reference AQ18020 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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