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Animal Support Technician
Glasgow, Scotland

Animal Support Technician

We are actively recruiting for an Animal Support Technician to provide high quality scientific technical support and animal care within our client’s Biological Services department. The successful candidate will part of the husbandry and transport team and to work with grade 2 technicians to ensure the facilities are maintained according to the high health and safety standards.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the general cleaning and upkeep of the fabric of the animal unit, including operating and basic maintenance of equipment, e.g. cagewashes, autoclaves etc., to maintain excellent levels of hygiene and animal health. Under supervision/delegated authority from more senior technicians, maintain colonies of breeding animals assigned to my care to ensure the continued production of high-quality animals of known heritage.


Experience and Qualifications

The successful Animal Support Technician will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • No formal academic or vocational qualifications required. Successful completion of BS in-house training (up to 6 months’ on the job training and assessment) including basic training in, and understanding of, the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • A clean driving licence
  • SQA national level 4 or above qualifications in relevant scientific subjects e.g. Biology, English, Mathematics
  • Ability to handle animals for husbandry purposes, recognise ill-health and potential welfare problems for onward reporting
  • Ability to use specialised equipment required for carrying out duties e.g. Cagewash machine, autoclave
  • Good basic numeracy, literacy and communication skill
Salary: £18,200 - £21,000
Date Posted: 10/02/2022
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