Advanced Core Animal Facility Technician

University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
£24,174 - £27,116
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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The role

We are looking for an experienced animal technician, with IAT Level 3 or equivalent qualifications. Promoting the 3Rs and a culture of care will be very important to you, and you will be confident training and mentoring more junior members of staff. Having an interest in holding a PIL and training and assessing others would be highly desirable.

What will you be doing?

You will be expected to work in any of the University of Bristol Animal Service Unit facilities to ensure departmental flexibility and resilience. Weekend and Bank holiday working will be required on a rota basis. You may also be expected to participate in the out of hours rota.

You should apply if
  • You have extensive experience of working with rodents, including experimental uses, their husbandry, welfare and breeding
  • You will be knowledgeable in the use of IT animal management platforms and their use in keeping animals/cages up to date with the system and with cage labelling
  • You may not be a NACWO but will be well versed in the requirements of welfare checks and what to do if a team member has a concern with any animal
  • You will have very good verbal and written skills and be comfortable and professional in communicating with a range of staff from team colleagues to more senior staff including managers, Named Veterinary Surgeon and researchers

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.


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