£27,963 - £29,806
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 parasitic diseases and vaccines, facilitate international trade, identify and control endemic and exotic diseases, manage disease surveillance programmes and protect endangered wildlife.
We are seeking two experienced animal technologists for two permanent posts in our Animal Sciences Unit. You must have a background in biological and/or agricultural science and ideally experience in conducting animal studies. You will work in a large, versatile and flexible team, and demonstrate excellent team-work and communication skills. Responsible for facilities and staff, you will perform and manage animal husbandry and welfare of a wide range of species, perform regulated procedures and maintain rigorous biosafety (ACDP/SAPO), Quality (GLP, ISO9001) and Home Office standards in our high containment and specialised biosecure animal facilities. You will work closely with animal technicians, scientists and vets to ensure efficient delivery of studies. You will be involved in data generation and analysis.
UK residency is required from 3 to 10 years depending on the level of Security. However, residency qualification maybe reduced for certain roles and will be considered on a case by case basis.
All postholders based on the APHA Weybridge site must hold a valid Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) security clearance or above. Should you be successful at interview you will be required to undertake this security check along with Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. This includes: identity, employment status, nationality and immigration status, criminal records and any other essential pre-employment checks.
Closing date for applications is.16th April 2021.
Interviews are expected to take place via MS Team due to current Covid restrictions; date tbc.
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