Principal Animal Technician

Posted 6 March by S3 Science

Our Client is looking for a Principal Animal Technician to join their team of licensed animal technicians. They have a state of the art animal facility providing a controlled environment for the mice, fish and frogs housed within it using IVC technology.

You will be responsible for the supervision and mentorship of a small team of technicians and the co-ordination of technical procedures in a specific area. Promoting and maintaining husbandry and welfare care for the animals within a defined area. You will also be expected to tackle various projects and to drive the implementation of standards and initiatives within your allocated area.

You will be required to participate in weekend/public holiday rota (approximately 1 weekend in 4) to ensure the RSF is satisfactorily maintained at all times

Essential Skills

Institute of Animal Technology Membership OR IAT Certificate with significant previous experience working in an animal facility

Awareness of A[SP]A and the 3 R's

Ability to keep neat and accurate records

Effective at communicating upwards and liaising with a range of partners

Personal Home Office Licence Modules 1-3 + experience of conducting procedures

Previous experience of handling and sexing offspring

A teammate attitude with strong professional ethos alongside a flexible approach to work

Ideal Skills

Holds a Personal Home Office Licence Module 4

Familiarity with Individually Ventilated Cages/Isolators

Previous experience with rodents and/or Fish and Frogs [GM an advantage]

Computer literate

Experience of contributing to and following SOPs

Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation

Management / supervisory experience

Experience / willingness to train for, Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO)

To proceed with your application for this role, simply apply to this advert, or alternatively you can send you're most recent up to date CV

Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted. 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.

Application questions

Do you have recent experience as an Animal Technician?
Do you have a Home Office License module 1-3?

Reference: 34618350

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