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Animal Technician

Location: Cambridgeshire
Salary: 20,453 - 24,748
Ref: ALS 2202

On behalf of our client, we are looking for Animal Technicians to provide daily husbandry duties and support researchers in their animal facility to contribute to the understanding of genetics in health and disease. The company will provide all appropriate training and offers a career pathway, so you can continue to progress and learn new skills in the laboratory animal industry.

Basic Requirements:

  • IAT qualification or equivalent
  • Experience in an animal facility and assisting with regulated procedures
  • Holding a Home Office Personal Licence is desirable
  • Familiarity with Individually Ventilated Cages or Isolators is advantageous
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records
  • Effective at communicating and liaising with others
  • Previous experience with rodents, fish or frogs is beneficial
  • Experience of handling and sexing offspring

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily animal husbandry duties, including provision of food and water, changing cages, and maintaining high levels of hygiene for each animal
  • Carrying out regular observations and health checks
  • After appropriate Home Office training, assist with and perform regulated procedures
  • Monitoring the weight and growth of animals
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness throughout the animal facility
  • Keeping accurate records and inputting data onto computer systems
  • Participate in the rota for weekend and bank holiday cover, which will be 1 in 3 weekends.

Due to the biosecurity restrictions, unfortunately our client cannot employ anyone that owns or comes into regular contact with rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs or ferrets.

 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.