Animal Technician

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC)

Animal Technician

Husbandry and Animal Care

Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

£26,700–£29,325 every year (relying on expertise), professional rata if half time

Full time or half time (25–30 hours per week)

About Us

The Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell (MLC)  is situated in an increasing science and innovation park in Oxfordshire and is an internationally famend centre on the forefront of genetics analysis.  The MLC is a wonderful place to additional develop your IT profession with a spread of coaching and growth alternatives.

In regards to the Function

Are you enthusiastic about animal welfare and scientific discovery? We’re searching for a devoted Animal Technician to hitch the Mary Lyon Centre (MLC) workforce. As an integral a part of our dynamic workforce, you’ll present important husbandry, welfare monitoring and conduct experimental procedures for genetically altered mice, contributing to groundbreaking genetics analysis.

Your duties transcend routine care. You may be a vital in finishing up procedures, working below Dwelling Workplace licensing to uphold the very best requirements in animal welfare, together with producing necessary information that can contribute to analysis into human ailments. Your consideration to element in all points of the position will immediately influence the success of experiments.

Full coaching can be given, together with attending programs and making use of for a Dwelling Workplace licence, in addition to husbandry and all related procedures.

About You

You have to to carry/have:

  • Educated with 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.
  • Expertise working in a busy atmosphere.
  • Real curiosity within the welfare of animals
  • Primary pc expertise, together with the flexibility to make use of digital report holding techniques and customary software program packages (for instance, Excel)

Key Duties

Your fundamental duties and key duties embrace:

  • Finishing up husbandry duties for genetically altered mice, together with cage altering, weaning, breeding, randomisation of mice into research and taking ear biopsies.
  • Checking the well being and welfare of mouse shares and addressing their welfare wants Attending conferences with researchers to replace them on genetically altered shares, and to debate future initiatives and breeding methods.
  • Offering procedural providers, this can embrace quite a lot of procedures akin to dosing, taking blood samples, and phenotyping assessments.


Selecting to return to work on the MRC (a part of UK Analysis and Innovation (UKRI)) implies that you’ll have entry to an entire host of advantages, from a defined-benefit pension scheme and glorious vacation entitlement (we provide a beneficiant allowance of 30 days professional rata per yr), to entry to worker purchasing/journey reductions and a wage sacrifice cycle-to-work scheme.  As well as, you’ll have the chance to contribute to the work of a world-class medical analysis organisation.

The MRC values the varied expertise and expertise of its workers and is dedicated to attaining equality of therapy for all. Our targets are that each one people shall have equal alternatives for employment and development on the premise of their expertise, aptitudes and skills. 

Learn how to Apply

In case you are able to tackle this thrilling position and be a part of a workforce devoted to ground-breaking analysis, we’d love to listen to from you. For full particulars and to use, please click on apply.

Please quote reference MLC 2287

The cut-off date for purposes is 03 Dec 2023

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