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Licensed Animal Technician
Stockport, East

We are currently looking for Animal Technicians to join one of our clients on a fixed-term contract, assisting them with their workload. If you are an animal technician looking to experience a variety of different work cultures, species or even want the flexibility that comes with joining a vibrant team, then do not hesitate to get in touch!

The main purpose of this role is to support daily animal husbandry and welfare within our client’s facilities, you may also be required to perform regulated procedures should you have your home office license.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be expected to hold a Home Office Personal Licence and work in accordance with the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • Prepare patient samples (usually blood or tumour tissue) for in vivo use
  •  Perform in vivo work; including implanting cells for xenograft studies or patient tumour tissue for PDX studies, drug administration, tumour monitoring (this may involve occasional weekend work), conducting surgical procedures and performing clinical observations
  • Perform ex vivo processing and analysis of xenograft tumour samples and circulating biomarkers
  • If required, conduct in vitro experiments (for example cell culture, drug treatment, western blotting) initially under close supervision with increasing independence as competence is demonstrated
  • Keep abreast of literature pertinent to current projects
  • Present at team/group meeting and journal club
  • Work efficiently, cost-effectively, and in a flexible manner
  • Share knowledge of techniques and procedures for the benefit of others
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to colleagues
  • Makes significant contributions to the overall success of the group
  • Undertake any other duties, as requested by the CBC Preclinical In Vivo team leader

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch and apply today!

Salary: £20,000 - £25,000
Date Posted: 28/10/2021
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