Biological Services



If you are looking for a rewarding career in science and the opportunity to work with animals then we want to hear from you!

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Careers in Animal Technology

A career in animal technology at UCL is highly rewarding. Our staff are motivated by maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare, as well as supporting the world-leading scientific research underway at UCL. 

We support our staff to kickstart their career by funding the formal Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) qualifications, as well as many other development opportunities for technical and management skills. Our diverse research provides a fantastic opportunity to develop a career in biomedical science as a technical expert in procedures, husbandry or as a facility manager.

In recent years, a number of staff have been successful in attracting funding for their own projects such as the introduction of animal playpens and interconnected caging. We are immensely proud of our technical team at UCL and their brilliant work underpinning research at UCL. 

Current vacancies

For vacancies across the university and to find out more about working at UCL, please look at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/ 

Student Opportunities

Biological Services also offer work opportunities for students and others looking for a flexible role alongside their studies. Animal Care Assistants are paid £14.52 per hour (SP18) and will support the operation of our facilities. Experience working in an animal facility is essential, and experience using UCL's animal management systems is highly desirable.

The person must:

  • be able to work on own initiative
  • demonstrate practical knowledge of an animal facility
  • have high quality inter-personal skills
  • hold a valid personal licence

If interested, please contact Biological Services Administration by e-mail: bs-admin@ucl.ac.uk or on 0207 679 7693.

Closing Date: Open-ended


We are seeking expressions of interest to join one of our Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies (AWERBs) as a Lay Member.

Lay members are an integral part of the work of AWERBs providing an independent voice in welfare and ethical considerations.

Lay members will:

  • Contribute to the landscape of pioneering scientific and medical research at UCL;
  • Work together with world-leading experts in a number of academic fields and disciplines;
  • Contribute to the 'culture of care' and progress in animal welfare at UCL and beyond;
  • Diversify the voices in ethical discussions;
  • Apply your own knowledge and expertise to the functions of AWERB;
  • Provide a degree of representation for the public in discussions of AWERB.

We particularly welcome expressions of interest from those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

To express an interest, please send a CV and covering letter to Biological Services Administration by e-mail: bs-admin@ucl.ac.uk or on 0207 679 7693.

Closing Date: Open-ended