Licensed Animal Technician

Location: Cheshire Salary: £17,489 £22,017 Ref: ALS 2300

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Licensed Animal Technician to join a team to generate and maintain preclinical models of cancer. The successful applicant will also be required to work with a team to provide day-to-day animal husbandry and welfare.

Basic Requirements

  • Home Office Licence modules 1-3 are essential
  • BSc in biological sciences or relevant subject is desirable
  • Previous experience carrying out routine scientific procedures in a laboratory setting
  • Experience working with in vivo cancer models, or experience in cancer research and pharmacology is advantageous
  • Attention to detail in all work and ability to maintain accurate records

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As a Personal Licensee under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, conduct experimental procedures within the authorities of Project Licences held at the establishment
  • Generate preclinical mouse models of cancer covering pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analyses of new anticancer drugs
  • Liaise with licensees fully to understand the requirements of their licences and studies
  • Carry out day-to-day husbandry and care and welfare observations for all animals within the facility
  • Make observations, keep accurate records and capture data in writing or electronically, as required
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in animal technology; recommend and develop novel procedures as required
  • Contribute towards the general cleaning and upkeep of the facility and monitor and record environmental conditions in specific areas as required
  • Weekend and bank holiday cover will be required 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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