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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Licensed Animal Technician

Glasgow, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £23,000 - £30,000 per annum

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Licensed Animal Technician to provide high-quality scientific-technical support and animal care within Biological Services. The post holder will be responsible for the supervision and training of other technical staff, as well as performing regulated and surgical procedures as required under their Home Office Licence.

Basic Requirements:

  • Degree qualifications in an animal or biomedical science or similar subject
  • Several years of experience working in an animal facility
  • Home Office Personal Licence holder is essential
  • NACWO training and qualifications
  • Previous experience supervising and training members of staff
  • Proficient in a range of technical procedures, including anaesthesia, taking blood and tissue samples.
  • Good working knowledge of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and responsibilities of Licensees working under the Act

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day organisation and management of staff to ensure the effective operation of the technical team, and perform technical and husbandry duties of lower grade staff if required
  • Maintain complex animal breeding colonies (including genetically-altered rodents) to produce and ensure the continued production of high-quality animals of known heritage.
  • Perform regulated procedures on animals and assist with academic research programmes, including surgical implantation of catheters and infection procedures.
  • Provide advice and assistance to researchers to facilitate their research programmes
  • Delegate responsibility for the supervision and training of technical staff to ensure the provision of skilled support to research programmes
  • Help train and supervise the work of junior technical and inexperienced research staff.
  • Ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act and other relevant legislation, including drafting and implementing SOPs as required
  • Contribute to the overtime rota for the weekend and bank holiday cover

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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