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Deputy Biofacility Manager / NACWO [internal applicants only]

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

The successful candidate will oversee, on behalf of the Biosciences Manager, the day to day management of the facility and fully deputise in their absence. As Deputy Biofacility Manager/NACWO, the successful candidate will co-ordinate the animal husbandry work of the facility. You will assist the Biosciences Manager with the recruitment, training and assessment of new staff with in-house policies and procedures as well as working to Home Office regulations and performance management.

You will undertake both licenced and unlicensed scientific procedures along with daily husbandry and maintenance to assist the technicians as required. You are responsible for the maintenance of all necessary records, referring any issues and concerns as necessary. 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.

The role holder will act as Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO) for an area of the facility, and shall be a key contact for the Project and Personal Licence holders, providing advice and guidance regarding Home Office regulations, reviewing study plans to ensure appropriate allocation of resources and compliance.

You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team, with experience supervising or managing staff. You will have IAT Level 3 or equivalent, Home Office Licence modules A - C and will be a Personal Licence holder. In depth experience of working within a biofacility is essential, as are excellent communication skills. You must be able to use a computerised data management system and have previous experience working in a supervisory / team leader role. Knowledge of relevant Home Office, and Health and Safety legislation is important, as is knowledge and experience in the principals of aseptic surgery and specialised breeding techniques.

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.

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Please note: this role is open to internal applicants only at this time.

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 12 July 2020.

If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact the UBS recruitment team at

Please quote reference AQ23292 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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