University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Animal Technician

Animal Technician Overview of the Role

Do you have experience of working within an animal laboratory environment? Do you want to be part of a technically trained team providing a proactive support service to deliver high quality provisions to facilitate world class scientific research?

As an Animal Technician, you will carry out routine animal laboratory duties. Up to 40% of the work will involve ancillary support duties (cage processing area) which can involve heavy lifting.

You will be working as part of a team responsible for ensuring a high standard of animal care and services are maintained to support a wide range of world class research programmes at the University of Leeds. You are required to work effectively as part of a team with staff and others to promote good working practices ensuring service adaptability to meet the changing needs of the Facility and the customers.

Experience of working in an animal laboratory environment and a proactive and logical approach to problem solving are essential qualities for this post.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Medicine and Health are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education). We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

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Additional Information Working at Leeds

We are a campus based community and regular interaction with campus is an expectation of all roles in line with academic and service needs and the requirements of the role. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University and what it is like to live and work in the Leeds area visit our Working at Leeds information page.

Our University

As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students and staff from all walks of life. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Within the Faculty of Medicine & Health we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community; people who identify as LGBT+; and disabled people. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.

Information for disabled candidates

Information for disabled candidates, impairments or health conditions, including requesting alternative formats, can be found on our Accessibility information page or by getting in touch with us at [email protected]

Criminal Records

A criminal record check is not required for this position. However, all applicants will be required to declare if they have any ‘unspent' criminal offences, including those pending.

Any offer of appointment will be in accordance with our Criminal Records policy. You can find out more about required checks and declarations in our Criminal Records information page.

Location: Leeds - St James University Hospital / Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) Section: LIMR Facilities Category: Technical Support Grade: Grade 3 Salary: £20,948 to £22,214 per annum Working Time: Full-time 1.0fte Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (available for 12 months - additional resource is needed to cover peak demand for a limited period) Release Date: Thursday 16 November 2023 Closing Date: Thursday 30 November 2023 Reference: MHLMR1151

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    Animal Technician


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 30, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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