Grade C Animal Technician
Division/School Animal Services Unit
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £18,009 - £19,133 per annum
Closing date for applications 30-Sep-2019
The University of Bristol is one of the UK's leading research universities.
We are committed to the highest standards of care and welfare for animals used in biomedical research. An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 animal technician posts at the University of Bristol.
These posts offer the opportunity for the successful candidates to develop a rewarding career in animal technology, working within animal facilities with a range of species (including rodent, fish and farm species). The successful candidates must be able to undertake responsibility for the welfare of the animals in their care and contribute to the strong culture of care expected from all staff working with laboratory animals at the University of Bristol.
You will be an enthusiastic and motivated team player, keen to learn. Ideally, you may have some experience of one or more of the species listed above, their care and husbandry in a research setting as well as entry level qualifications in animal care. You should have a good grasp of animal biology and good written and verbal communication skills.
Working for the University can provide the opportunity to develop yourself not only as technician but also as an individual. In the ASU, we work in teams of likeminded people and support each other in providing the very best in animal care.
On a day to day basis you will carry out routine husbandry for laboratory species with appropriate practical training and supervision. You will also be expected to undertake study towards the IAT level 2 qualification, or the next level if you already hold level 2.
Weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required on a rota basis. You may be expected to work in any of the University of Bristol animal facilitates and deliver items between them.
In your application please indicate if you have any preference to work with a particular species. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.