Animal Technician - CFM 1433

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Salisbury, ENGLAND
Deadline: 06 Dec 2020

View Vacancy -- Animal Technician - CFM 1433
Open Date
26/11/2020, 14:30
Close Date
06/12/2020, 23:55

MRC Centre for Macaques
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The Medical Research Council Centre for Macaques is a primate breeding unit established in 2003 to house and breed rhesus macaques, funded by the MRC with support from the Wellcome Trust.

All work is governed by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act through the Home Office.

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MRC - 6


£19,734 per annum



Technical & Scientific Professionals

Full Time

Overall purpose:

To work with scientific researchers in order to look after the health and welfare of a breeding colony of rhesus macaques. This work includes daily husbandry duties such as cleaning and feeding and maintaining accurate records. All work is governed by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act through the Home Office.


Main duties / key responsibilities:

Main duties / key responsibilities:


  • Checking the health and welfare of the animals
  • Addressing welfare needs including habituation and training of animals.
  • Maintaining cleanliness in the animal rooms
  • Record keeping
  • Reading and adhering to SOPs and risk assessments



Working relationships:

Member of a team working under supervision of senior personnel.


Additional information: 

Must be able to work overtime to cover animal requirements.


Education / Qualifications / Training required:


5 GCSE’s at grade C or above


Previous work experience required:

Desirable: Basic animal husbandry


Knowledge and experience:


Good communications skills, attention to detail, genuine interest in the welfare of animals, basic computer skills.



Experience of working to SOPs and computerised record keeping.

Ideally experience of working as part of a team.

Personal skills/behaviours/qualities:


The applicant should be able to work as part of a team and work under the supervision of senior personnel.




Closing date for applications is Sunday 6th December 2020.

Interviews will be held w/c 14th December 2020.

The MRC is a great place to work and progress your career, be it in scientific research or the support functions.The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. The MRC is an excellent place to develop yourself further and a range of training & development opportunities will be available to you, including professional registration with the Science Council.
Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.
Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our people. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As "Disability Confident" employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.
UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.
We will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

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