- Working experience in CL laboratories
- Animal science qualification - eg. HND in animal care and welfare or animal management or animal science;
- Personal Home Office Licence;
- Working to SPF & GLP standards.
- Knowledge of Animals (Science Procedures) Act 1986
- Competence with Microsoft Office
- Compassion and confidence in handing different species of animal;
- Experience of multi-species animal husbandry;
- Driving licence with trailer and competency certificate to transport animals;
- Planning and organisation - able to work on own initiative, prioritise, plan activities taking into account deadlines and resources
- Understanding of transmission of pathogens
Feeding and cleaning of animals and ensuring their comfort. Ensuring cleanliness of animal accommodation
Working with scinetists to help with carrying out scientific procedures on animals such as injections, sampling, lambing etc.
Recognition and assessment of suffering and disease in various animal species, to ensure that the Anima (Scientific Procedures) regulations are correctly applied.
Adhering to protocols regarding biosecurity.
Operating and basic maintenance of machinery e.g. tractors, forklift, cage wash, autoclave
Working Hours, Patterns and Environment
Monday to Friday 8 to 5 with some evening and weekend work
With experience more detailed work with scientists including designing studies and protocols to provide scientists with the information they require. Taking a Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology opens up opportunities. Membership of the Institue of Animal Technology and five years experience can lead to registration as a Registered Animal Technologist (RAnTech)