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Animal Technician

Location: Surrey
Salary: £19,000 - £23,000
Ref: ALS 2232

A research facility that delivers solution to some of the world’s toughest healthcare issues is currently seeking an Animal Technician to assist with the care, welfare and maintenance of laboratory animals.

Basic Requirements

  • Animal care qualification at Level 3 or higher
  • 5 GCSE’s grades A*-C including English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent
  • Practical experience with animals in a research capacity
  • Understanding of and commitment to animal care and welfare
  • Attention to detail and ability to work in and maintain an ordered working environment
  • Good IT skills

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily animal husbandry duties, including provision of food and water and maintaining high levels of hygiene for each animal
  • Assisting in the safe maintenance of cages housing rodents
  • Regular handling of animals under all environmental conditions
  • Carrying out regular observations including environmental monitoring and health checks
  • Keeping accurate records and inputting data onto computer systems
  • Assisting research staff in non-experimental procedures as required
  • Understand compliance with the Home Office regulations
  • Cleaning and maintaining animal rooms and associated areas and reporting of the animal facility environment
  • Working weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

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.