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Animal Technician

21,686 - 23,487 per year
Grade 3
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Role Description

The Biological Services Facility (BSF) within the Department of Biology is seeking to appoint a Grade 3 animal technician. This role offers an exciting opportunity for an individual to start their career in the field of animal husbandry and transgenic science. You will make a major contribution to the technical excellence and successful performance of the BSF. The role will include operational husbandry duties as part of the BSF team whilst working in compliance with standard operating procedures. You will assist with the operation of the animal facility including the husbandry, breeding and maintenance of wild type and transgenic mouse colonies, rodents and Xenopus. The role includes animal husbandry duties such as assisting with feeding and watering, cleaning and washing of cages/tanks. The role holder will assist with Home Office procedures as and when required.

You will be educated to GSCE Math and Science minimum and will be willing to undertake further training and qualifications in the field of animal technology. The role holder would be expected to have recent proven reliability in the workplace. The role involves flexible working including weekends and bank holidays as part of a rota basis.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security and occupational health screening.

Hours of work are 37 hours per week. Salary will be in the range £21,686 - £23,487 per year.  This appointment will be offered on a permanent basis.

Closing date for applications is: TBC

Job Description and Selection Criteria attached.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

Athena Gold 2017 



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