Senior/Principal Animal Technician

LOCATION: Portishead SALARY: £24,000 – £29,000       REF: ALS 2572

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Working on behalf of our client, a global player providing state of the art cell biology and pharmacology support to a range of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, we have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and pro-active Senior/Principal Animal Technician.

The successful applicant will be an integral part of a dynamic and flexible team, conducting a wide range of in vivo efficacy testing models as well as developing new in vivo models. This is an exciting time to join the team as we are expanding on our offering of disease models – training will be available on site, as required. This role is based at their Portishead site near the vibrant city of Bristol.

Basic Requirements:

  • Relevant Higher Qualification (Biological Sciences, Animal Welfare or similar)
  • Holder of Home Office License; Modules 1-4 (or equivalent qualification) with experience of working with rodents or small animals
  • Proven husbandry experience, caring for and handling animals under SPF conditions
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent communication skills
  • Passion for animal welfare

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.
  • Administering drugs (through a variety of routes) and blood sampling with due care and attention.
  • Performing other surgical techniques as needed, again, in adherence to the strictest regulations. 
  • Maintaining highly accurate records at all times, escalating any problems to the appropriate team member.
  • Work closely with Scientists and Managers on projects to ensure models are viable. 
  • Adhere to all health and safety protocols appropriately and to report any quality issues immediately. 

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 comprehensive background and pre-employment screening, an essential part of Agenda’s recruitment process.

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