Lead Animal Scientist Senior Executive Officer

Location
Weybridge, Surrey
Salary
£38,751 - £43,847
Posted
26 Jan 2021
Closes
05 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lead Animal Scientist Senior Executive Officer

£38,751-43,847

Weybridge, Surrey                                                                                                       

The Animal and Plant Health Agency safeguards animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy by identifying, managing and eradicating animal diseases. By joining us, you will be part of an organisation with a wide range of important priorities. We conduct research into bacterial, viral and Prion diseases and vaccines, facilitate international trade, identify and control endemic and exotic diseases, manage disease surveillance programmes and protect endangered wildlife. 

We are seeking an experienced, senior Lead Animal Scientist for a permanent post in our Pathology-Animal Sciences team. You must have a relevant animal science degree, preferably within biological science and experience in conducting animal studies, be able to work in and lead a large, versatile and flexible team, and demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills. Responsible as Team Leader for facilities and staff, you will also perform and manage animal husbandry and welfare of a wide range of species, perform regulated procedures, develop and maintain rigorous biosafety (ACDP/SAPO), Quality (GLP, ISO9001) and Home Office standards in our high containment and specialised biosecure animal facilities as well as engage in and drive animal sciences, welfare standards and ethical review. You will also be a key contact for in-vivo studies, coordinating with animal technicians, scientists and vets to ensure efficient delivery.

For enquiries about the job please contact Ute Weyer ute.weyer@apha.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is 5th February 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place at APHA Weybridge in February 2021.

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