In Vivo Support Technician (Animal Technician) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
July 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144-£25,742
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In Vivo Support Technician (Animal Technician) (Fixed Term)

The Blouet Lab at the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge is looking for an animal technician to support in vivo work in mouse models. Research in the Blouet group investigates the mechanisms through which the brain senses food and controls appetite and body weight. We use various surgical models to deliver drugs into the brain or specific tissues (gut), or sample blood in awake mice. We combine these approaches with physiological assessments to measure weight gain, food intake, feeding behaviour, metabolism and glucose homeostasis.

We are looking for a candidate who shows care and empathy towards animals under their charge, embraces the 3R's ethos, and is familiar with the legislative framework of the home office. The role holder will work alongside the Blouet team, checking health and wellbeing of the animals, and supporting our in vivo experiments by performing experimental procedures, collecting and processing animal samples, writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and liaising between the Blouet team and the animal facility.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2029 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Closing date: 2nd July 2024

Date of interview: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RG41917 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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    Department of Clinical Biochemistry






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    4 June 2024

    Closing date

    2 July 2024

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