Technical Officer

Maynooth, Ireland
26 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Part Time

Department : Biology
Vacancy ID : 019941
Closing Date : 05-Feb-2023

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued.  

We are seeking a temporary, part time (0.2 FTE) Technical Officer to join our team of 2 technical staff in the Bio-resource Unit (BRU) which is part of the Department of Biology at Maynooth University ( The role involves providing support to the multi-disciplinary research programmes in the department whilst complying with regulations set out in EU Directive 2010/63/EU and SI 543 of 2012.

Principal Duties

  • Responsible for day to day running of all aspects of the BRU
  • Carrying out animal welfare duties
  • Carrying out animal husbandry duties
  • Updating animal colony records and other associated documents
  • Implementing cleaning and sterilisation protocols
  • Maintaining stock levels and supplies
  • Any other duties to ensure compliance under Eu Directive 2010/63/EU and SI 543 of 2012 
  • Ensuring all departmental Health & Safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to
  • Engaging in the appropriate training and professional development opportunities as required

Technical Officer (2022): €41,990 - €55,459 p.a. (7 points)  

Appointments will be made in accordance with public sector pay provisions.

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 5th February 2023.  

Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at the following link:  

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.  

Late applications will not be accepted.  

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer  

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University

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