Licenced Animal Technician

University of Exeter
November 30, 2023
Offerd Salary:£26,444
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The starting salary will be from £26,444 up to £29,605 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Technicians and Laboratory Staff


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Licenced Animal Technician

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Technical Services

This new full-time post is available from immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role/position

The MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM; https: // www. wishes to recruit a full-time Experienced Animal Technician (rodents) to work with academic and technical staff in the University's rodent Biological Services Units (BSU). This will include assisting with animal experimentation and monitoring, helping to train students, assistants and colleagues and helping to prepare and submit study plans, risk assessments and SOPs. The post holder will be part of both the MRC CMM and BSU teams whose primary function will be in supporting the operational needs of a multitude of research projects in the MRC CMM, including the day- to-day husbandry of the animals. At all times the post holder should be ensuring adherence to Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA) 1986 and support others to do so. Further information on the University's research and Policy on the Use of Animals in Research can be found at https:// www. The post is available on the Streatham Campus immediately on a permanent basis. Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

This role will be subject to additional background screening.

The University of Exeter is a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focussing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff. For further information please see our website.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    Please contact Professor Gordon Brown ([email protected]) or Dr Fiona Reynolds ([email protected]).

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