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Principal Animal Technician
Cambridge , East Anglia

Our Client is looking for a Principal Animal Technician to join their team of licensed animal technicians. They have a state of the art animal facility providing a controlled environment for the mice, fish and frogs housed within it using IVC technology.

You will be responsible for the supervision and mentorship of a small team of technicians and the co-ordination of technical procedures in a specific area. Promoting and maintaining husbandry and welfare care for the animals within a defined area. You will also be expected to tackle various projects and to drive the implementation of standards and initiatives within your allocated area.

You will be required to participate in weekend/public holiday rota (approximately 1 weekend in 4) to ensure the RSF is satisfactorily maintained at all times

Essential Skills

  • Institute of Animal Technology Membership OR IAT Certificate with significant previous experience working in an animal facility
  • Awareness of A[SP]A and the 3 R’s
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records
  • Effective at communicating upwards and liaising with a range of partners
  • Personal Home Office Licence Modules 1-3 + experience of conducting procedures
  • Previous experience of handling and sexing offspring
  • A teammate attitude with strong professional ethos alongside a flexible approach to work

Ideal Skills

  • Holds a Personal Home Office Licence Module 4
  • Familiarity with Individually Ventilated Cages/Isolators
  • Previous experience with rodents and/or Fish and Frogs [GM an advantage]
  • Computer literate
  • Experience of contributing to and following SOPs
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation
  • Management / supervisory experience
  • Experience / willingness to train for, Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO)

To proceed with your application for this role, simply apply to this advert, or alternatively you can send you’re most recent up to date CV to

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted. All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.

S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Salary: 26,000 - £32,000
Date Posted: 06/03/2018
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