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Biological Services Facility Junior Technician

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We are seeking to appoint a BSF Junior Technician to work in the School’s animal facility. Applicants must have a proven interest in working with animals. Working under supervision, you will be involved in the general husbandry of animals including feeding, watering and carrying out routine procedures to ensure the hygiene of animal accommodation as well as the general upkeep of the facility.

This is a physically demanding role and other duties include:

  • Delivering environmental enrichment to the animals
  • Handling animals and assisting with procedures 
  • Maintaining accurate records

Full training will be given including sponsored day release for Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) qualifications. 

The successful applicant will have a good general education with GCSE English, Maths and Science desired and A level Science or equivalent is preferred; will be positive, reliable and able to work well in a team as well as able to manage work on your own. The role is physically demanding and has some repetitive moving as well as lifting, carrying and manual dexterity. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in weekend/public holidays rota system when trained. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

The post is full-time and funded for a period of 12 months. The post is available from July 2022. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 3 scale in the range £26,188 – £29,566 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London.                      

Applications should be made online via our website at Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected].

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.  

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The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, successful, and happier at work. While we have more work to do, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, a community that everyone feels a part of, which is safe, respectful, supportive and enables all to reach their full potential.

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