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Senior Animal Technician and NACWO

Location: Devon
Salary: £27,025
Ref: ALS 2217

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician and NACWO to work within their rodent Biological Services Units. The successful candidate will be an additional resource and essential member of the team, supporting the day-to-day care and husbandry of animals and the operational needs of a multitude of research projects.

The client has excellent training facilities and are able to provide a relocation package as well as other benefits to assist suitable candidates in continuing their career within their esteemed institution. 

Basic Requirements

  • Home Office Licenses modules (A-C) is essential
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA) 1986
  • Previous experience of acting as a NACWO
  • BTEC award, certificate and diploma level 3, or BSc in a relevant science, technical or research subject or relevant animal care qualification
  • Experience working with transgenic breeding is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As part of the role of NACWO you will have the responsibility for all contact and liaising with the Home Office Inspector and Named Veterinary Surgeon
  • Actively use personal license under Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA) 1986 including breeding of transgenic mice and a wide range of procedures
  • Meticulous record keeping, such as animal and laboratory records both on paper and database systems and participate in internal audit processes to check adherence to record-keeping systems
  • Husbandry and animal care of rodents in the Biological Service Units, ensuring the highest levels of animal welfare and culture of care at all times
  • Maintenance of breeding colonies and accurate record keeping of rodent breeding programmes
  • Be involved in surgery support and post-operative care of rodents
  • Adhere with H&S regulations and assist in H&S management under direction of the Lab Manager(s)
  • Participate in the out of hour’s BSU rota and be part of the on-call rota for emergencies
  • Support the research of staff, PhD and project students and others working with them
  • Maintain and purchase consumables and equipment.

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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