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Job id: 088865. Salary: £29,248 to £32,181 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 01 May 2024. Closing date: 02 June 2024.

Business unit: Research Platforms. Department: Biological Services.

Contact details: Jayne Morgan. Jayne.morgan@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

About us

Biological Services provide facilities, services, and advice for all research scientists within King's College London who need to carry out research using animals. Such work is ethically reviewed, carefully regulated, and kept to a minimum within the overall objectives of advancing knowledge in biomedical research. Alternatives to research involving animals are always used where possible.

About the role

The post holder will be trained to undertake responsibility for the maintenance, care, and welfare of animals, working as part of a dedicated team alongside skilled professionals committed to finding new cures for major diseases. The post holder will need a flexible approach to work and be able to work independently under supervision, as required, following appropriate training. The individual must be willing to make use of IT systems to ensure accurate record keeping.

This is a full time (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Commitment to a career in laboratory animal science and technology.
  2. Willing to study to Level 3 qualification or equivalent in laboratory animal science and technology.
  3. Basic knowledge and experience of working with animals.
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of regulation surrounding the use of animals in research
  5. Effective communication, organisation, and time management skills.
  6. Willingness to undertake some weekend and bank holiday working.
  7. Willingness to work in any facility on any campus as directed.

Desirable criteria

  1. Minimum of 2 passes at O’ level/GCSE (or equivalent to) Grade C (including a science subject).
  2. Knowledge of elementary breeding techniques.
  3. Demonstrate a passion for animal welfare and caring for animals.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

This post is subject to Occupational Health clearances.

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.