Animal Facility Quarantine Manager

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£27,906 - £33,305
21 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Animal Facility Quarantine Manager

£27,906 - £33,305 plus £3,500 Recruitment and Retention Allowance per annum for a Home Office Personal Licence

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is one of the world’s leading research institutes, where scientists use rodents in their research to understand biological processes at molecular level, with the aim of tackling major problems in human health. Animal welfare and health is of paramount importance to staff at the LMB, both from an ethical viewpoint and to achieve robust and reproducible experimental data.

We are looking for a competent Named Animal Care Welfare Officer (NACWO), who is keen to develop their skills and experience in animal facility management.  We welcome applications from both experienced quarantine managers and from candidates who wish to develop their expertise in managing containment systems and practices. We will provide full training. You will be responsible for quarantine/containment areas (containment levels 1 and 2), procedural areas, IVC holding and isolator holding areas. You will manage a small, dynamic team providing animal research support for in vivo experiments at the cutting edge of scientific research. You will play a major role in the leadership and management of the quarantine section, contributing to the success of the facility as a whole.

You must have a sound ability to interrogate experimental protocols, with the aim of ensuring Home Office compliance and facilitating scientific research. You will have excellent knowledge of mouse husbandry and breeding strategies, a sound understanding of ASPA requirements, good judgment, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to problem solve effectively. You will be a team player who will work closely with other key staff to maintain compliance with Home Office standards and to ensure continuous improvement in the service provided to LMB scientific researchers.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found on our website.

Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays & privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping/travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board on our website.

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening. The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.