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Animal Technician

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,000 to £24,000
Ref: ALS 2091

The closing date for this position is Wednesday 14th March.

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to join a team of licensed animal technicians at a state of the art animal facility who are passionate about understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in genomic revolution. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to receive further training to continue their career progression.

 Basic Requirements:

  • IAT Certificate or equivalent
  • Experience in an animal facility
  • Awareness of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 and the 3R’s
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records
  • Effective at communicating and liaising with others.

 Desirable Skills:

  • Hold a Home Office Personal Licence
  • Previous experience of handling and sexing offspring
  • Previous experience with rodents and/or fish and frogs and assisting with regulated procedures.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing food and water for the animals and organising special diets if needed
  • Carrying out regular observations and health checks
  • Making sure the animals are clean, comfortable, and behaving as expected
  • Keeping high level of hygiene for each animal, and monitoring their weight and growth
  • Controlling heating, lighting and humidity
  • Keeping accurate records and inputting data onto computer systems
  • Participate in weekend work (approximately 1 weekend in 4)

 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.