Biomedical Facility Technician

LOCATION: Birmingham SALARY: £18,212 – £20,062     REF: ALS 2589

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Biomedical Facility Technician/Hygiene Technician to carry out daily duties in a research facility. This will include washing cages, keeping the area clean and portering duties. Minimal animal husbandry duties may be expected, with some duties outside of the Facility when time allows.

Basic Requirements:

  • A level or equivalent in a relevant subject is desirable.
  • Experience of cleaning techniques and manual handling, but further training will be provided.
  • Previous experience in a biomedical research facility is advantageous.
  • Awareness of Health & Safety legislation and safe working practices.
  • Competent in the use of relevant IT packages.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and support colleagues.
  • Ability to follow clear instructions and learn procedures and protocols.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean animal cages and racks, with minimal supervision.
  • Using specialised and industrial equipment and specialised PPE to departmental standards and regulations.
  • Using a range of disinfectants and detergents. Each of these has a specific use and dilution rate.
  • Cleaning of equipment.
  • Care and basic maintenance of autoclave and external compressor.
  • Liaison with members of the team to report any faults to the equipment.
  • To ensure that all clinical and medical waste is removed according to policies and procedures, and to legal requirements.
  • To ensure that Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and that the work areas are kept in a safe and orderly manner.
  • To undertake any technical support duties as may be reasonable expected from time to time.
  • Engage in continuous personal and professional development in line with the demands of the role.

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people, we will conduct a comprehensive background and pre-employment screening, an essential part of Agenda’s recruitment process.

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