Animal Husbandry Technician

22 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Animal Husbandry Technician, Harrogate, competitive salary.

Covance, a leading global drug development services company, is looking for an Animal Husbandry Technician to join our team based in Harrogate.

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner.

As an Animal Husbandry Technician, you will be primarily concerned with day-to-day husbandry duties and attending to the general care of animals. Working within a team setting, you will therefore play an integral role in ensuring that animal areas are maintained to the highest levels of cleanliness and that all essential observations are completed.

Responsibilities of our Animal Husbandry Technician include:

- Carrying out husbandry duties to ensure the cleanliness of all operational areas.

- Monitoring environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity and water supply.

- Ensuring the welfare of study animals through regular observation.

- Assisting with the collection and recording of scientific data, in accordance with all relevant protocols and Good Laboratory Practise.

- Contributing towards the maintenance of a safe working environment through careful observance of departmental health and safety directives.

To become our Animal Husbandry Technician you must have the following skills and experience:

- A strong desire to work with animals.

- Proficiency in both Maths and English; gained through either academic study or professional work experience.

- Practical experience gained within a relevant setting, although not essential, would be considered advantageous.

- A team-orientated approach, together with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- The ability to work towards deadlines – due to the time-pressured nature of some of our client’s studies.

In return for your hard work as our Animal Husbandry Technician, you will receive a competitive salary plus £500 sign on bonus and Relocation package (terms and conditions apply*), unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities as well as offering unique opportunities for you to develop your technical skills whilst working with a wide range of species.

At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.

There is no better time to join us! So don’t delay, click ‘Apply’ today to become our Animal Husbandry Technician.