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Research Technician
Dundee, Scotland

Research Animal Technician – Dundee

Looking for a new venture within Animal Technology?

Look no further, here at S3 Science, we have a new opportunity for Licensed Technicians with GLP experience, to progress further within their careers. Our client is a prestigious Contract Research Organisation, with specialisms across multiple sectors. We look for problem-solvers with a proven track record in life sciences, laboratory based analytical testing and specialist consulting.

The Role

Working within an in in vivo laboratory environment the post holder will be responsible for performing experimental procedures to the highest level of care and welfare. The Animal Technician will assist and perform procedures for in vivo scientific studies for client and internal research in strict compliance with legislative, health & safety requirements and company SOP’s/ Policies.

Main Duties include:

  • To perform experimental procedures in line with current regulatory and/or legislative requirements and to agreed company standards and productivity
  • To be fully competent in a range of in vivo techniques with basic skills (e.g. administration via common routes & reporting clinical signs) and assist in conducting experimental studies under direction of a Chief Animal Technician and Study Directors
  • Be proactive in gaining competency in more advanced in vivo techniques (e.g. use of anaesthetics including induction and monitoring)
  • To be responsible for appropriate record keeping and ensuring that the results of experiments are collected promptly and recorded accurately as per SOP’s and to the required standard for legislative and scientific research purposes
  • To assist with general housekeeping of the in vivo unit such as cleaning, washing and maintenance of animal rooms
  • Prepare study paperwork and study materials prior to study start date
  • The position may involve other duties appropriate to the role
  • Displaying competency in a range of in vivo techniques from basic skills to more advanced e.g. Surgical Necropsy competencies
  • Knowledgeable about the work being undertaken and highly knowledgeable with the Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • Act as an ambassador for the business and company values, communicate effectively with colleagues throughout the business, contribute to a culture of collaboration and teamwork

What do I need to apply?

The application process for this role is easy, and the criteria is set below. Permitting you match said criteria, simply click and apply to the advert, and if successful, you will be contacted by a member of the team ASAP.

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE-level education is required inclusive of science related subject. A-Levels or BTEC National Diploma in Animal Care (or related area) are preferred, as would equivalent relevant work experience in a GLP Toxicology Environment
  • Personal Licensee Holder modules 1-3 (module 4 is desireabe)
  • Willing to relocate to Dundee or surrounding area.

All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.

S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Salary: 22,000 - £28,000
Date Posted: 08/07/2019
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