Trainee Animal Technician x 2 Ref 3340

School/department: School of Life Sciences
HoursFull time (36.5 hours)
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 3340
Salary: Staring at £18,263 and rising to £20,411 per annum dependent on experience
Placed on: 01 June 2018 
Closing date: 21 June 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Job description

The University of Sussex are seeking to appoint Trainee Animal Technicians responsible for the provision of high quality animal care and welfare to animals housed in our research facility.

The ideal candidate will have a caring attitude for animals, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work in a small team.

Full training will be given and the successful candidate will support research groups by performing technical procedures after appropriate training has been completed.

The unit operates a rota system to provide cover at weekends, University closure days and Bank Holidays, and therefore the successful candidate will be required to work outside of normal working hours.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check), a health assessment and a security check.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Download job description and person specification Ref 3340 [PDF 110.04KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Technical Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 34.50KB]

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