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Senior In Vivo Support Technician (Senior Animal Technician)

Join us at the world-leading CRUK Cambridge Institute. We're a unique department of the University of Cambridge, core funded by Cancer Research UK's charitable activities, and we're eagerly searching for our new Senior In Vivo Support Technician (Senior Animal Technician).

We are delighted to be able to offer a £1000 recruitment incentive payment for the successful candidate to this post.

(Only candidates external to the university are eligible for this payment, subject to T&Cs).

If you are our successful candidate, you will benefit from the support of an experienced team who will be fully invested in your success and professional development. The role of Senior Animal Technician is set in the Biological Resource Unit (BRU) and is fundamental in supporting the research work carried out at the Institute. It is imperative that consistent and quality animal care and welfare is provided, and this role is crucial to setting and maintaining the highest standards within the BRU. This will include ensuring staff are adequately trained and competent in operating methods and equipment in the facility according to DOP's/SOP's. The role holder is a main point of contact for animal technicians, service staff and research users to deal with queries and issues as they arise.

The post holder will liaise with researchers to provide for their research needs whilst managing day-to-day care routines to the highest standard. The post will help plan resourcing to include allocation and prioritisation of duties and identifying when additional staff / support may be required. The role holder will also support the research staff by performing regulated scientific procedures essential to all research which will require a personal Home Office licence. They may also deputise on all matters in the absence of the deputy area manager.

The facility manager may also, from time to time, require the role holder to perform other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.

Our institute links the laboratory to the clinic, carrying out cancer research of direct relevance to patients.

Our mission is to tackle the most difficult problems in cancer and improve patient outcomes.

Our science holds the solution.

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

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

Closing date: 11th June 2023

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW36137 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.

Further information

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