Senior Animal Technician

Location: Cardiff Salary: £22,017 – £26,243 Ref: ALS 2297

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Senior Animal Technician to supervise and provide technical support to licensees and researchers in their well-established biological services unit. The successful candidate will also be expected to assume the role of NACWO within designated areas.

Basic Requirements

  • Animal care qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Hold a Home Office Personal Licence
  • Substantial experience of working as an animal technician
  • Accredited NACWO training is essential
  • Ability to train technical staff in laboratory procedures and in the use of equipment and instruments
  • Evidence of ability to communicate specialist and complex information to a range of customers and adapt the service accordingly

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and train technical staff and new licensees in regulated procedures and associated equipment
  • Set up animal breeding systems and take responsibility for the husbandry, care, and welfare of laboratory animals as designated by the Chief Animal Technician
  • Participate in the provision of Home Office licensed and unlicensed technical support to relevant research groups
  • Take responsibility for the role of Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer, providing advice and guidance on matters relevant to animal welfare and Home Office legislation
  • Undertake reviews of technical processes and procedures in collaboration with line management
  • Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role.

Due to the biosecurity restrictions, unfortunately our client cannot employ anyone that owns or comes into regular contact with rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs or ferrets.

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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