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About the role

The Division of Biomedical Services, University of Leicester is a state-of-the-art small animal facility that support biomedical and translation research in the College of Life Sciences. The Division is seeking an Animal Caretaker/Technician to be involved in caring for the animals and carrying out procedural work. The facility primarily consists of rodents and fish and carries a wide variety of interesting pre-clinical work including breeding of genetically modified animals, testing of new treatments for human diseases, surgical work, gene editing and embryo/sperm cryopreservation. The facility primarily consists of rodents and fish. 

About you

To be successful in this role you must have a caring attitude towards animals. Some experience in working in a rodent or small animal facility is advantageous though not essential as full training will be given. We have a dedicated training team that supports and develops staff skills. You must have good communication skills and be able to engage with other members of the technical team and researchers. You will be capable of following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for your work in the facility. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a strategic and innovative team within a modern facility supporting valuable research, and have real input into the care of animals that assist in improving of human health. 

Please note that Occupational Health Surveillance and an Enhanced Security Check is required for this position. 
Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located close to the city centre, our staff enjoy a friendly and supportive working environment, plenty of training opportunities and a wide range of excellent campus facilities.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.