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Necropsy Technician
Ledbury, West Midlands

Do you have a biology background?

Interested in a career in a Laboratory-based environment?

We here at S3 Science are working with a highly valued client in looking to recruit a Necropsy Technician.

The client is a contract research organisation, with over 40 years’ experience in toxicology studies for their worldwide client base. Known for their friendly, professional, and high-quality service – they inject commitment and purpose into everything they do.

Offering a wide array of benefits both personally and professionally, industry-leading training to support excellent career progression and formal and informal recognition practices.

 

Role:

The Pathology Services team is responsible for carrying out the necropsy of animals, recording macroscopic abnormalities, and the collection of tissues for subsequent microscopic examination.

You will be trained to work to the highest standards of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), through their industry-leading training program. You will receive training in all the relevant techniques and procedures within the department.

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Performing full necropsy procedures on rodents, rabbits and large animals and recording of data under supervision
  • Performing detailed embryo-foetal examination of rodent and rabbit foetuses under supervision
  • Performing routine basic preparation of consumables, fixatives and reagents for animal necropsies
  • Performing general laboratory duties including cleaning and upkeep of facilities, stock control and ordering, monitoring of fridges and freezers and archiving of study materials
  • Performing non-routine tasks such as freezing animal tissues, homogenization of animal tissue samples and processing of blood samples under supervision
  • Using on-line data capture system
  • Demonstrates quality and production competencies
  • Under guidance will comply with Health and Safety and GLP legislation and guidelines
  • Reads and complies with SOPs and Policies and Procedures related to the work they are conducting and the position they hold
  • Develops a good working relationship with team members and senior staff within the department
  • Demonstrates flexibility and a positive professional attitude to meet business requirements
  • The department provides out-of-hours necropsy cover including weekends for unscheduled and some scheduled necropsies, and candidates will be expected to join the on-call rota system and work overtime upon gaining appropriate competencies

 

Skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with standard Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to learn
  • Good manual dexterity and attention to detail
  • Previous experience within a laboratory environment (desirable but not necessary)
Salary: £19,000 - £25,000
Date Posted: 07/01/2022
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