Experienced Animal Technician

Location: Cambridge Salary: £17,813 – £19,592 dependent on experience Ref: CT 47

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Agenda is looking to recruit an Animal Technician to join their team and help contribute to the facility’s technical excellence and successful operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for animal welfare and husbandry of the animals within their care and supporting the research staff.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum qualification of a Certificate of the Institute of Animal Technology or Level 2 IAT qualification and/or National Certificate preferred
  • Animal Care Qualification essential
  • Prior experience working within an animal laboratory facility
  • Practical experience of working with rodents
  • Be able to travel and be away from home when required

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the health and welfare of animals in accordance with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • Daily husbandry include cleaning, watering and feeding, and daily health monitoring
  • Maintaining appropriate records, informing researchers of performance and available numbers of specified strains
  • Daily documentation of all environmental parameters in accordance with the ASPA and reporting abnormal conditions
  • Providing support to researchers during minor procedures, performing experimental protocols including assessing competency during Schedule 1
  • Providing support by cleaning and sterilizing racks, cages, and equipment as required to help maintain efficient operation of the facility
  • To work unsupervised with support from management regularly
  • Participating in weekend and College Closure work rotas (paid at overtime rates)

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 full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.

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