Reference Number: JO-1911-440276
Animal Technician
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge

Our client was established to commercialise ground-breaking research from a leading research institute into the role of the human microbiome in health and disease. Our increasing knowledge of the microbiome represents a paradigm-shift in our understanding of human biology, creating major opportunities for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases, including infections, autoimmune disorders and cancer. The microbiome has therefore become one of the most exciting areas for research and translational science in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Their class-leading platform enables precise and large-scale identification of gut bacteria associated with health or disease, enabling the design of novel medicines and biomarkers based on live bacteria. In just two years, the company has established itself as an industry leader, having won four awards and recently signed a $534m strategic multi-year deal with a US based Global Pharmaceutical to discover novel biomarkers, targets and medicines in inflammatory bowel disease. The company has a pipeline of live bacterial products for C. difficile, ulcerative colitis and Immuno-Oncology which will be progressed to the clinic.

They are now seeking a driven, organised and proactive individual to join the in vivo team within Translational Biology group. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Licensed Animal Technician to provide technical support to their scientists and ensure high standards of animal welfare and care.
Candidate Specifications:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Routine observation of animal welfare, including breeding pairs, stocks mouse and husbandry duties including cage changing, feeding, watering and cleaning duties.
Ensure compliance with Home Office regulations.
Undertake necessary in-house training to ensure knowledge and skills are up to date.
Assist in the safe maintenance of germ-free isolators.
Record and handle experimental data (paper and electronic).
Keep accurate and timely records.
Any other duties as required.
Essential requirements:
Considerable experience of working as animal technician either in academia or industry.
Experience of routine husbandry and specialised housing condition.
Home Office Personal License Modules 1-3 (A-C).
Knowledge of breeding germ free mice and aseptic techniques.
Skills in maintaining a database and keeping detailed records.
Self-motivated, well organised and able to work unsupervised within a small team.
A flexible approach to work and willingness to perform tasks outside of core requirements.
Be required to work overtime at weekends as required (1 in 3 weekends)

Candidates should be legally entitled to work in the UK

Can you see yourself being part of a company that celebrates diversity and believes that better thinking and decisions come from wider experience? If the answer is yes and you have a desire to be an integral part of a dynamic team, we would be keen to hear from you. In the first instance, please send your CV to Matthew Walsh: matt@scientificprofessionals.com . We endeavour to come back to you within 24 hours of CV submission.

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