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Animal Technician

Location: Manchester
Salary: £20,000 - £24,000
Ref: ALS 1963

Exciting opportunity to join our new facility in Manchester and continue to enhance your abilities within life sciences.

Agenda has a unique opportunity for an experienced Animal Technician to work in a new facility based at an established research park in the Manchester area. You will be joining our facility management team in working towards new advances in research and maintaining the welfare standards of the animals.

The successful candidate will be conducting animal husbandry duties as well as assisting the licensees when required. Within this role, you will receive unique opportunities to develop your technical skills in all areas.

Basic Requirements:

  • Animal Care Qualification and a genuine interest in the care of animals
  • A background within animal technology
  • Be passionate about animal welfare
  • Proven experience working within a research environment and working with laboratory animals
  • High communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to understand and follow technical instructions
  • Flexible approach to work and supporting additional hours where required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for specified animal holding rooms and the daily care of the animals, including provision of food/ water and restock of materials
  • Being responsible for the overall welfare of the animals whilst undergoing studies in all species
  • Performing health checks/formal observations on animals
  • Maintaining transgenic breeding colonies and recording/ analysing all data
  • Cleaning and maintenance duties throughout the unit, working to a high standard of cleanliness and health and safety at all times
  • Recording data to support regulatory compliance and animal welfare
  • Adhere to Home Office guidelines and the Animal Scientific Procedures Act 1986.

Agenda only recruits 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