University of Dundee

Technician

Unit: 
Biological Services
Job Reference: 
SLSC0568
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Salary: 
Grade 3 (£16,766 - £19,202)

Applications are invited from individuals interested in working in teams that care for animals. Duties will include daily animal welfare checks and routine cage-changing. The post-holder may also be requested to assist in cleaning duties as required.

Essential characteristics:

•    Experience in working to a very high standard

•    Team-player

•    Willingness to learn

•    Familiarity with computer systems

Desirable characteristics:

•    Previous experience with animal care

•    Animal care-related qualifications

The position is full-time. It will require participation in a weekend rota of animal welfare checks, for which overtime will be paid.

Further particulars will be supplied to short-listed candidates at interview.

The University of Dundee is committed to the highest standards of care and welfare in work with animals.  It endorses the ARRIVE guidelines on the reporting of in vivo experiments and is a signatory to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. Just a short walk from the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, we’re close to both the train and bus stations. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.

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The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.