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Animal Technician
Alton, South East

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join one of our well-known clients as an Animal Technician. In this role, you will be responsible for the husbandry of animals such as rodents and insects contributing to the day-to-day running of the facility. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Section Head to maintain and grow the animal cultures on-site.

Main Duties

  • Culturing pest species of insects, ie:

-Cockroaches

-Mosquitos

  • Flies & maggots
  • Feeding insects in line with procedures
  • Cleaning out insect enclosures to maintain optimum hygiene levels

Observational work

  • Preparing insects for laboratory trials
  • Recording results of laboratory trials
  • Preparation of testing equipment and surfaces
  • Preparing reports for insect testing and statistical analysis of results

General Duties

  • Maintaining high levels of hygiene across the whole laboratory facility
  • Following health and safety procedures
  • Working independently
  • Providing cover for colleagues
  • Contributing to team discussions and making suggestions to further improve the work of the facility
  • Purchasing food for insects and ensuring stock levels of feed and consumables are maintained
  • Assisting with new rodenticide development projects, i.e. preparing wax block or grain samples using a new formulation, trialling new wax or binders, formulating new cereal mixes
  • Any other reasonable request
Salary: £19,500 - £23,000 p/a
Date Posted: 18/10/2022
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