Senior Animal Technician

Location: Portishead Salary: £25,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience Ref: ALS 2408

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Our client, a contract research organisation providing state of the art cell biology and pharmacology support to a range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, are looking to recruit a Senior Technician to be a part of their dynamic and flexible team. The successful candidate will be required to conduct a range of in vivo efficacy models as well as developing new in vivo models.

Basic Requirements:

  • Hold Home Office Licence modules 1-4
  • Previous experience performing husbandry and regulated procedures with laboratory rodents
  • Experience 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
  • Previous training experience is advantageous
  • Flexible attitude to working hours and able to contribute to weekend and out of hours work on a rota basis

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing a high level of animal care at all times, ensuring that the animal’s welfare is a priority throughout the process.
  • Drug administration to rodents by a variety of routes
  • Blood sampling and dissections
  • Carrying out schedule 1 and administering anaesthesia to small rodents
  • Performing surgical techniques as required, in adherence to the strictest regulations
  • Work closely with scientists and managers on projects to ensure models are viable
  • Promote high standards of welfare among staff and champion a culture of care amongst both scientific and husbandry staff
  • Keep up to date with developments in animal technology; recommend and develop novel procedures as required
  • Maintaining accurate records and a high standard of report writing
  • Additional laboratory techniques as required
  • 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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