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Bioservices Technician (Animals)

Reference: 01-03-24

Salary: £23,150 per annum

Closing date: 29/04/2024

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Bioservices Technician to join a small team working on farms and in animal facilities dedicated to the care of animals used for veterinary research projects.

This post is full-time, Monday to Friday. You will be required to participate in weekend working on a rota basis for which you will receive additional payment.

You will be responsible for the daily care and welfare of different animal species and maintain their accommodation for the Moredun Group. You will be working directly with farm and laboratory animals for feeding and cleaning, working under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act and adhering to protocols. Other duties include cleaning to ensure high hygiene standards are maintained, detailed record keeping and technical support, as well as supporting Institute infrastructure initiatives. Training will be provided.

Prevention of disease is important, therefore contact with farm animals, rodents and rabbits outside work must be carefully managed.

Experience required

  • Animal husbandry
  • Handling Animals
  • Animal Transportation
  • Using Microsoft office packages

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and email the completed form to

Staff benefits

In addition to access to training and development opportunities, you will have access to:

  • Competitive pension scheme – Moredun contributing a maximum of 15%.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme and an Income Protection Scheme
  • 6 weeks’ annual leave plus 7 days’ public holidays and a privilege day
  • Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts at various retailers
  • On site café

The Moredun Group operates a number of policies including access to a family healthcare scheme and flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment, respecting equality and diversity and encouraging good relations.  We welcome applications from people irrespective of their age, sex, religion or belief, race, disability or sexual orientation.

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