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Animal Technician
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34812

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 07/03/2021

Job live date: 10/02/2021

Salary: £20,130 - £24,461

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced animal technician required to join our team working with laboratory species including rodents and zebrafish in this central University research facility.

Duties include:
•    To be a member of a team carrying out animal husbandry, care and welfare duties in accordance with Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.
•    general upkeep of the facility and its high hygiene and welfare standards using specialist equipment.
•    To be responsible for activities associated with specific projects. This may involve direct liaison with academics, researchers, students and commercial clients.
•    To deliver technical training (equipment and techniques) to students and researchers. 

You will have:
•    Experience working with laboratory rodents.
•    An understanding of the principles of laboratory animal husbandry.
•    Experience of transgenic rodent breeding colonies.
•    Experience working with IVCs and equipment to maintain a clean, high-health working environment.
•    A knowledge of regulated, licensed procedures.
•    An ability to work as part of team and unsupervised.

Interview date: Thursday 18th March 21

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Technical Head

Contact role:

Technical Manager

Contact name:

Mr Andrew Cripps

Contact name:

Dr Mhairi Baxter

Contact phone:

0118 378 8094

Contact phone:

0118 370 7079

Contact email:

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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