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Position: Animal Technician
Institution: University College London
Department: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) investigates how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. Animal Technician will support animal husbandry, care and welfare within the SWC Neurobiological Research Facility (NRF). You will provide day-to-day care of the animals including maintaining their environment and keeping accurate records including in relation to breeding, and will be provided with training both on-the-job and formally for your own professional development. The nature of this role means that you will be required to work outside of standard office hours to meet the needs of the animals; this will include working one in three weekends and occasional unsociable hours
Requirements: A strong interest in animal care and welfare, an understanding of cage/animal bio-security and previous experience of animal husbandry within a research facility are essential. Great communication and team working skills are key as is the ability to work unsupervised on a daily basis. You’ll also be computer literate with excellent attention to detail. Formal training in the form of an IAT qualification or equivalent, and experience in cage washing and sterilisation, are desirable
   
Text: Animal Technician, - Ref:1789568 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Location of position London Grade 5 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?24,506 - ?27,863 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) commenced research operations in Spring 2016 bringing together world-leading scientists to investigate how brain circuits process information to generate perception, form memories and guide behaviour. The Centre is now looking for an Animal Technician to join our close-knit team and support animal husbandry, care and welfare within the SWC Neurobiological Research Facility (NRF). You will work on your own initiative to provide day-to-day care of the animals including maintaining their environment and keeping accurate records including in relation to breeding, and will be provided with training both on-the-job and formally for your own personal and professional development. The nature of this role means that you will be required to work outside of standard office hours to meet the needs of the animals; this will include working one in three weekends and occasional unsociable hours. This post is funded until 31 July 2021 in the first instance; the Centre is externally funded with funding awarded in five-year tranches subject to periodic funder review. Subject to successful grant renewal, staff posts will be extended in line with successive funding periods. Key Requirements A strong interest in animal care and welfare, an understanding of cage/animal bio-security and previous experience of animal husbandry within a research facility are essential. Great communication and team working skills are key as is the ability to work unsupervised on a daily basis. You?ll also be computer literate with excellent attention to detail. Formal training in the form of an IAT qualification or equivalent, and experience in cage washing and sterilisation, are desirable. Further Details A job description and full person specification can be accessed below. To apply for the vacancy, please click the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre HR team, swc.hr@ucl.ac.uk , or give us a call on 020 3108 8011. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 24 Feb 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date 12 March 2019 Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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