Lead Animal Scientist (Senior Executive Officer)

Weybridge, Surrey
£38,751- £43,847
25 May 2021
14 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Animal Scientist (Senior Executive Officer)

£38,751- £43,847

Weybridge, Surrey

The Animal and Plant Health Agency safeguards animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy by identifying, managing and eradicating animal diseases. By joining us, you will be part of an organisation with a wide range of important Government priorities. We conduct cutting-edge research into bacterial, viral and Prion diseases and vaccines, facilitate international trade, identify and control endemic and exotic diseases, manage disease surveillance programmes and protect endangered wildlife.

We are seeking an experienced, senior Lead Animal Scientist for a permanent post in our Pathology-Animal Sciences team. You must have a relevant animal science degree, preferably within biological science and experience in conducting animal studies, be able to work in and lead a large, versatile and flexible team, and demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills. You will be developing our Animal Science capability, refine welfare standards and participate in ethical review. You will also be directly involved in in-vivo studies, coordinating with animal technicians, scientists and vets to ensure efficient delivery.

UK residency is required from 3 years for the level of Security. However, residency qualification may be reduced for certain roles and will be considered on a case by case basis. All postholders based on the APHA Weybridge site must hold a valid Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) security clearance or above. Should you be successful at interview you will be required to undertake this security check along with Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. This includes: identity, employment status, nationality and immigration status, criminal records and any other essential pre-employment checks.

Closing date for applications is 14th June 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place at APHA Weybridge about three weeks after the closing date.

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For enquiries about the job please contact Ute Weyer ute.weyer@apha.gov.uk.