Senior Animal Technician

Location: Portishead Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 Ref: ALS 2278

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Our client, a contract research organisation, providing cell biology and pharmacology support to a range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician to be a part of their dynamic and flexible team. The successful candidate will be required to conduct experimental procedures and provide technical support to other licensees and researchers.

Basic Requirements

  • Holder of a Home Office Personal License under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, Modules 1-4
  • Experience performing regulated and non-regulated procedures and administering substances by a variety of routes such as intranasal, intragastric, intraperitoneal, intravenous, topical and intramuscular
  • Experience of blood sampling and dissection of small rodents
  • Ideally competent in data analysis, computer software and report writing skills
  • Previous experience handling animals and working under SPF conditions

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drug administration to rodents by a variety of routes
  • Blood sampling and dissections
  • Carrying out schedule 1 and administering anaesthesia to small rodents
  • Clinical assessment of disease and dissection
  • Maintaining accurate records and a high standard of report writing
  • Work within defined Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) with a keen eye for detail
  • Additional laboratory techniques as required
  • Appropriate training will be provided if necessary
  • Contribute to the weekend and out of hours work 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.

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