Licenced Animal Technician

Posted 26/06/2024 by Agenda Life Sciences

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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

We have an exciting new role for a passionate Licensed Animal Technician who is looking to progress their career. You will provide animal husbandry, care, and welfare within their department of biomedical services. The ideal candidate will need to support the team, communicate well with researchers and be keen to develop their own skills. This role is for someone who cares for animals but is also research-inclined.


  • Pension schemes
  • Personal and Professional Development (PPD) programme
  • Relocation package (if applicable)
  • Health and Wellbeing Benefits
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and range of discounts on public transport.
  • Shopping Discounts for hundreds of local and national stores
  • Child Care Vouchers

Basic Requirements:

  • IAT Level 2 or equivalent education is essential
  • Personal Licence A and B is essential, C is desirable
  • Knowledge of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • Previous experience in performing regulated procedures
  • Ability to work independently and address operational issues
  • Organising your own workload and taking initiative
  • Assisting in training new technicians and helping with their day to day work
  • Flexible approach to rota

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for regulated and non-regulated procedures under ASPA
  • Provide care and husbandry of research animals
  • Follow instructions and guidance of the relevant researcher
  • Provide technical assistance with experimental protocols and surgical procedures
  • Feeding, watering, as well as preparation of specialist feeding regimes
  • Monitor the health status of all animals through observation and regular health checks
  • Assisting with maintenance of equipment, including fault finding and troubleshooting
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate records of all animals, stock levels and procedures
  • Following SOP’s and health and Safety procedures

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people, we will conduct a comprehensive background and pre-employment screening, an essential part of Agenda's recruitment process.

Contract Length:
Job Reference:
ALS 2771
Job ID:
Less than 10

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