Senior Animal Technician

Location: Leicestershire Salary: Up to £40,000  Ref: ALS 2429

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Our client, a leading CRO specialising in pre-clinical cancer research are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician to join their in vivo laboratory team. The successful candidate will be required to perform experimental and surgical procedures on a range of projects as well as supervising and training junior members of staff to support the functioning of the in vivo laboratory.

Basic Requirements:

  • Hold Home Office Licence modules 1-4
  • Expertise in the management, husbandry, breeding and experimental use of laboratory rodents in a research environment
  • Ability to conduct a wide range of regulated procedures to a high standard
  • Experience with in vivo oncology models
  • Surgery experience with rodents is desirable
  • Supervisory experience is advantageous
  • Full driving licence and own transport is essential due to client location.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the running of oncology studies in mice, including daily care and husbandry tasks as well as licensed procedures
  • Drug administration to rodents by a variety of routes
  • Carrying out schedule 1 and administering anaesthesia to small rodents
  • Working with oncology models taking tumour measurements and monitoring tumour conditions
  • Performing surgical techniques as required, in adherence to the strictest regulations
  • Train and supervise junior members of staff with animal husbandry and licensed procedures
  • 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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