Skip to main content

Job id: 090685. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 06 June 2024. Closing date: 03 July 2024.

Business unit: Research Platforms. Department: Biological Services.

Contact details: Julie Keeble.

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

Working with the Biological Services Central Team, the NIO/Administration Support Officer will identify the most appropriate medium to research and disseminate up-to-date information on legislation and regulations, the implementation of the 3Rs, and other guiding principles for research within Biological Services. The post-holder will be expected to have an active involvement in the College’s AWERB and also to keep up to date with ASRU‘s policies and newsletters. This will require the establishment and management of information systems for the benefit of Biological Services staff and researchers. The individual will also be expected to support users of the department’s animal colony management databases, MCMS and ARMIS, as well as ASPeL, the Home Office’s licensing database. It is the responsibility of the NIO to ensure that the institution’s researchers working with animals have access to information about the species being used and the procedures they are performing.

Alongside the NIO component of the role, there will be an expectation to support administration within the Biological Services Central Team, including financial management and other tasks as required.

This is a full time role (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. In depth knowledge of Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, (including Guidance, Advice Notes and the Code of Practice on Housing and Care)
  2. Be familiar with the species used and the types of research performed within the establishment.
  3. Significant experience of working with a biological services department.
  4. Ability to work under pressure in a busy and demanding environment
  5. Comprehensive IT literacy skills and experience of working with animal colony management systems.
  6. Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills to all stakeholders.
  7. Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

Desirable criteria

  1. Degree in a biological or related subject.
  2. Qualification in animal technology to MIAT/level 3.  An equivalent qualification or experience may be considered.
  3. Experience of business and financial management.

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

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.

Interviews are due to be held in July 2024.