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Service Technician

An opportunity has arisen for motivated Service Technician to join our small, friendly team within a busy Biofacility in West Cambridge.

The Service Technician maintains the essential provision of clean cages and equipment, consumables and other stores stock, as well as portering of necessary caging, equipment and stock throughout the building, to meet the requirements of staff, and research users of the facility.

After initial training you will be able to operate simple machinery in order to prepare, clean, sterilise and maintain animal caging and associated equipment. You will be responsible for the in-house cleaning of cages and tasks involved with ensuring the throughput of clean caging, equipment and consumable items to meet the daily needs of the facility. You will also support the technicians in other duties including general cleaning of the facility, collection and delivery of PPE, maintaining stocks and disposal of waste. The will involve some lifting and manual handling for which training will be given.

The successful candidate will be a motivated team player with good communication skills, literate, numerate and basic IT literacy are important. You will have good attention to detail, able to work in a clean and organised way, able to manage your own time and workload. Previous experience working with industrial cagewash / autoclave equipment, or in a biomedical animal facility are also desirable.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The advert closes on Sunday, 24 January 2021.

For further information contact UBS recruitment team Email:

Please quote reference AQ25246 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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