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Licensed Animal Technician

Location: Manchester
Salary: £19,600 - £31,900
Ref: ALS 2022

On behalf of our client, a world class leading research institute, we are looking to recruit a Licensed Animal Technician to work within their Molecular Oncology Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day animal husbandry within the animal facility, to carry out experimental procedures and technical support to project license holders.

The closing date for this position is Monday 28th August.

Basic Requirements

  • Home Office Personal License is essential
  • HNC in Animal Technology or equivalent or a Biological Sciences degree
  • Thorough understanding of the Animal (Scientific procedures) Act 1986, the biology of laboratory mice and transgenic breeding programmes
  • Significant previous experience of working within the field of laboratory animal technology
  • Competency in a range of both non-surgical and surgical skills on mice
  • Knowledge of oncology laboratory animal models
  • Proven ability to carry out routine tasks and procedures under minimum supervision
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Carry out general care of the laboratory animals as instructed by the Group Leader or their nominated person
  • Maintain breeding colonies of transgenic animals
  • Work efficiently, cost-effectively and in a flexible manner, in accordance with the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, to fulfil the needs of the project
  • Make observations, keep accurate records and input data into computer programmes as instructed
  • Carry out surgical, non-surgical and experimental procedures as required
  • Train staff members in licensed and non-licensed techniques as required
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in animal technology and develop novel procedures under close supervision of the Group Leader as required
  • Discuss experimental protocols and results with project supervisors, collect data in accordance with these discussions and assist with the initial analysis
  • Comply with health and safety requirements, licenses, protocol’s and institute policies
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as required at the direction of the Group Leader.

Please note that applicants for this post are required to accompany their CV with a covering letter.

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.