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Animal Models Technical Manager

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Technical Manager to join the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit to manage, maintain, develop and characterise animal models for local research groups in order to support the effective delivery of research activity of the Unit.

The postholder will assist the research programmes in the Unit that require animal models by providing know-how and advice to research staff, students and group leaders (PIs) on ongoing projects and the development of future research projects related to animal models. The postholder will also be responsible for holding, managing and updating the Project Licence (PPL) for the programmes of animal work in the Unit and be responsible for compliance.

The postholder will assist programmes in the Unit that require "Relevant Material" under the Human Tissue Act by assisting research staff and group leaders (PIs) in ensuring compliance with the Human Tissue Act and associated regulatory matters.

Candidates will have a degree in relevant biological or veterinary sciences, hold up-to-date PIL and PPL certificates and have a track record of related research achievements. Strong experience in in animal model work (small rodents) including writing and managing animal Project Licences are essential.

The MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit is a world-renowned centre for mitochondrial research. Additional information can be found at

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

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Applicants should include a CV and covering letter with their application, along with contact information for two professional referees who can be contacted prior to interview.

The closing date for applications is 21 June 2020 with interviews date to be confirmed.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jennifer Thompson Email:

Please quote reference SM23127 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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