Chief Animal Technician

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Applications are invited for a motivated and experienced Chief Animal Technician to be part of a hard-working team in a busy University Biomedical Service facility situated in central Cambridge.

As a member of a hard-working team, you will support the Biofacility Manager and Deputy Biofacility Manager with the daily operation of the barrier with a particular focus on providing technical support to researchers and technicians within the facility; undertaking regulated and non-regulated procedures, study plan approvals, as well as daily husbandry and animal welfare tasks. This will include the use of IVC technology, and maintenance of all necessary records.

The role holder will also support the Biofacility Manager and Deputy Biofacility Manager in the daily coordination and supervision of technicians including daily supervision and oversight of the team carrying out daily care routines, training and assessment of new and existing staff, and supporting staff reviews.

The facility operates a rota system to provide animal care and essential husbandry at weekends and over Bank Holidays.

You will have experience working in a designated establishment with laboratory animals and using IVCs. You should have a Home Office Personal Licence (Modules A - C) with up-to-date experience carrying out procedural work including regulated procedures. You will have good communication skills, able to work both independently and as part of a team, with experience supervising staff. You will have IAT Level 2 or equivalent (as a minimum) and be able to demonstrate in depth experience of relevant legislation, guidelines, and animal technician work practices. You must be able to use a computerised data management system.

The post is available immediately and subject to the satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period

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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Informal enquiries and enquiries regarding the application process are welcomed and should be directed to: UBS recruitment team:

Please quote reference AQ39510 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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