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Animal Technician posted by Agenda Life Sciences

Sandwich, Kent
£18,000 - £20,000 / year

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Agenda Life Sciences. We are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to join our team at our new facility in Kent. The successful candidate will perform animal husbandry, care and welfare duties and provide support for Licensed Animal Technicians.

All duties carried out will be in accordance with the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Basic Requirements:

* Animal Care Qualification Level 2 or higher is required

* Practical experience caring for animals in a work or voluntary capacity, and a genuine interest in the care of animals

* Ability to carry out routine tasks and procedures under instruction and organise own daily tasks

* Understanding of basic principles of laboratory animal husbandry

* Excellent communication skills

* Competency in use of standard office software

* Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications including Mathematics, English and Science

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Be a member of the team carrying out day-to-day feeding, watering, cleaning and general care of laboratory animals

* Make observations, keep accurate records and input data into computer programmes

* Contribute towards the general cleaning and upkeep of the facility and monitor and record environmental conditions in specific areas as required

* Use equipment in a safe and appropriate manner

* Assist with other duties and responsibilities as required

* Commit to the rota for weekend and Bank Holiday cover for the unit

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic. To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process

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