MRC Prion Unit and Institute of Prion diseases



Animal Technician, - Ref:1884412

Grade : 5
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £25,715 - £29,088 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
We are one of the world’s leading research centres for the study of prions and their wider relevance to neurodegenerative disease with a growing research activity in Alzheimer’s disease (www.prion.ucl.ac.uk). The Institute is highly multidisciplinary with close integration of structural and molecular biology, genetics, cellular and animal models, small molecule and immuno-therapeutics and clinical research. MRC and UCL have jointly invested £30 million in provision of a dedicated new building in central London for the Institute supporting the vision to expand research in protein misfolding and aggregation in neurodegenerative disease.
We are seeking to recruit two enthusiastic people to join our Biological Services Facility to provide technical support for the research facility as required by the scientific staff of the unit.
Main duties will include: animal husbandry, breeding rodents, supporting experiments and research staff, conducting physical/physiological assessments of animals and participating with the in-house training scheme when appropriate.
Duration of the roles are open ended
Key Requirements
You should ideally possess an IAT Certificate or have an equivalent animal care qualification. Four GCSEs (C or above) including English, Maths and a science is essential. Experience of animal technology and a Home Office personal licence would be advantageous.
In return we offer: in-house training and other training opportunities, 27 days holiday per annum, contributory pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan. For more information on staff benefits: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/pay-benefits/staff-benefits.