Experienced Animal Technician

Experienced Animal Technician Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Experienced Animal Technician to join our team.


  • Responsible for day to day husbandry of laboratory rodents, including provision of food and water, weighing, and cage changing;
  • Carrying out regular observations and health checks, and provide regular updates to researchers to support their programme of study;
  • Accurately maintain records within the facility management system;
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained to facility and study requirements;
  • An understanding of the Animals Scientific Procedures Act 1986 and Home Office guidelines relating to the use of animals in a research environment;
  • Assist with housekeeping duties around the animal facility;
  • After appropriate Home Office training, assist Study Scientists with procedures where required;
  • Join the rota to cover weekend and bank holiday cover.


  • Be able to work weekend overtime as required;
  • Genuine interest in animal care and welfare;
  • Ability to work unsupervised, and able to prioritise own workload;
  • Willingness to receive further training and obtain a Home Office Personal Licence;
  • Previous experience working in a research environment;
  • Qualification in an animal or biology related subject.