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Animal Technician
Birmingham , West Midlands

Licensed Animal Technician

We are working on behalf of our client, a prestigious research institute, who are looking to expand their team due to successful growth within the department. The institute has also recently undergone a successful revamp of the facility as well as the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art building to compliment their growing team and capability. If you are an animal technician looking for your next opportunity, then look no further than joining this friendly, hard-working and ambitious team!

The role is a full time, permanent opportunity to work with a variety of species including mammals and aquatics within state-of-the-art facilities. We are looking to recruit animal technicians across all levels to support our client’s growth.

Your duties will include the following:

  • Working efficiently as a part of a team to ensure that animal cages/tanks are cleaned out as required
  • Health checking of animals to insure they are free from injury, disease and pain
  • Management of breeding colonies (including GA rodents and fish) to ensure constant supply of animals, without over breeding, and advising researchers on the available numbers
  • Ensuring all areas, surfaces and equipment are as sterile as possible, preventing the introduction or spread of disease and infection
  • Preparation of aquatic diets with the subsequent feeding of fish
  • Keeping accurate records for breeding, disposal and environmental data to comply with Home Office Legislation
  • Performing genotyping and other Home Office regulated procedures as required
  • Management of waste streams to ensure all clinical waste is disposed of correctly

Skills and Experience:

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Knowledge of animal welfare and husbandry
  • An understanding of the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, and the implications associated with any breach of these regulations
  • Knowledge of COSH

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Certificate for Home Office License PIL AB and C
  • Institute of Animal Technology level 2 or above
Salary: £20,000 - £22,254
Date Posted: 05/11/2021
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