Animal Technician

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7069765 (Ref.No. FBSFO1139)
Posted: September 14, 2020

Job Description

Do you have experience of working within an animal laboratory environment? Do you want to be part of a technically trained team providing a proactive support service to deliver high quality provisions to facilitate world class scientific research? 

As an Animal Technician, you will carry out routine animal laboratory duties. Up to 40% of the work will involve ancillary support duties (cage procesing area) which can involve heavy lifting. 

You will be working as part of a team responsible for ensuring a high standard of animal care and services are maintained to support a wide range of world class research programmes at the University of Leeds. You are required to work effectively as part of a team with staff and others to promote good working practices ensuring service adaptability to meet the changing needs of the  Facility and the customers.

Experience of working in an animal laboratory environment and a proactive and logical approach to problem solving are essential qualities for this post. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,682 to £19,133 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Release Date:  Saturday 12 September 2020
Closing Date:  Monday 28 September 2020
Reference:  FBSFO1139

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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