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Research Technician

Location: Leicester
Salary: £21,000 - £29,000
Ref: ALS 2063

Our client, a leading Contract Research Company specialising in pre-clinical cancer research are looking to recruit a Research Technician to work in their in vivo laboratory focusing on the validation of novel cancer targets and anti-cancer drugs. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing experimental procedures and supporting the functioning of the in vivo laboratories. 

This post will be a fixed term contract for 1 year.

Basic Requirements

  • Must hold a Personal License, preferably modules 1-3
  • Have competency in a range of in vivo techniques in mice, such as dosing via common routes and reporting clinical signs
  • Experience of oncology models is advantageous
  • Minimum NVQ or GCSE-level education but A-levels or BTEC in Animal Care is desirable
  • Proactive, with the ability to generate ideas and translate them into practical solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate accurate data recording practices and have experience using Microsoft Office software. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working as a member of the Operations Team in an in vivo laboratory
  • Performing experimental procedures on client and research in vivo projects
  • Performing duties appropriate to supporting the functioning of the in vivo laboratories, such as animal welfare checks and maintaining and managing supplies of materials
  • Working with oncology models taking tumour measurements and monitoring tumour conditions etc.


You must have your own transport due to rural location based in Leicestershire.


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.