Assistant Animal Technician

Charles River Laboratories Ltd
On Application
10 Oct 2016
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Charles River is one of the world’s largest Contract Research Organisations with more than 10,000 employees in 26 countries and a market leader in the provision of product development services. At Charles River, we take a passionate approach to improving human and animal health. Our company is uniquely designed to meet the needs of our clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine and Agrochemical sectors. At our world class facility in Elphinstone, Tranent (close to Edinburgh), our Technical Services Department currently has an exciting career opportunity for an Assistant Animal Technician . Due to our continued growth and success, we can offer rewarding opportunities in a research environment. Working as an Assistant Animal Technician you’ll join a team who show empathy and respect for the animals in our care and who are looking for a rewarding career working with a broad range of species. Key Responsibilities: To assist in the performance of studies according to protocols provided You will be responsible for undertaking animal husbandry duties including handling of animals To maintain a legible permanent record of all results obtained together with relevant supporting data. Assist with the collection of biological samples Applicants should have: Minimum of 5 standard grades, or equivalent qualifications, at level 1-3. This must include English, Maths and Chemistry or Biology A strong dedication to care for and work with animals Good communication skills & a strong willingness to learn Ability to maintain accurate & legible laboratory records Why Charles River? Competitive salary. Comprehensive benefits package: pension plan, life assurance, annual bonus arrangement Excellent career development & training opportunities. Humane Care Initiative: CRL is a worldwide leader in the humane care of laboratory animals. Company & Team Volunteer Days: get paid to participate in One Day™, The Charles River Corporate Social Responsibility Program. Employee Engagement programming: Various social programming and events such as on-site team building, charity fundraising days, holiday festivities and ice cream days in the summer Subsidised Staffroom. Free onsite car parking. Please apply directly via our website, , with a covering letter and CV (to be uploaded as one document). You should quote the relevant reference 41/162343 in your application. This job was originally posted as