Location: Leicestershire Salary: Up to £40,000 Ref: ALS 2429Apply Here
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.
- 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.