Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Trainee Animal Technician


We employ staff with a proven interest in animal care at a trainee level. You will be supervised and supported during your initial twelve months.
During this time, you will be trained in basic animal care, record keeping and routine duties as set out in our Standard Operating Procedures. You will also attend day-release training for Institute of Animal Technology national qualifications.
We are interested in you if you are:

  • Willing to learn
  • Passionate
  • Keen to be in a fast moving professional team environment
  • Have a desire to work in the field of Laboratory Animal Technology
  • Previous experience is desirable but not essential
  • Educated to GCSE Level and possess a minimum of 3 GCSE-s at Grade A-C (or equivalent)

Full details of the position can be found here.
Starting salary is up to £18,945 per annum plus a £2,000 allowance depending on experience.

On applying please quote reference TAT-BSU-P17

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Babraham Institute is a user of the disability symbol and is positive about disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.

The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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