Grade 2: £18,529 – £20,600 per annum

Grade 3: £20,600 – £23,487 per annum

Grade 4: £23,487 – £27,116 per annum

(plus additional overtime)

Cancer Research UK is passionate in finding new ways to further our understanding of cancer, with the Cambridge Institute leading the way in which novel approaches are investigated and developed in order to come closer to the goal of beating cancer. Become a member of the Cambridge Institute community and join us in making a difference in patient’s lives.

Within the Biological Resources Unit (BRU), we work very closely with research groups in order to deliver award winning science. This close relationship allows our technicians to be an integral part of the discoveries and breakthroughs at the Institute and also provides them unique opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and experiences.

We are seeking two candidates to join our team. We are open to those new to animal science right through to experienced animal technologists ready to be developed further.

We promote a strong culture of care both for our staff and the animals under our charge. The successful candidates will foster and promote the BRU Core Values and 3R’s ethos and be responsible for the care and welfare of small rodent cancer models housed within the facility, carrying out licensed procedures. Further details and weightings can be found in the Further Particulars.

Those new to animal science will receive a personalised training plan, based on our technician progression matrix that will develop both their theoretical knowledge and their practical skills, placing them in the best position to progress their career within the Institute. Our specific technician development framework allows individuals to be rewarded according to their skills and experience.

We have a proactive approach to personal and team development. Individuals will be enrolled on their Home Office module course (and their next appropriate IAT qualification if not already started) once they have completed their probation. As a department within the University of Cambridge the successful applicant will benefit from the stability that comes from such a world-renowned Institution. They will also have access to a broad selection of staff benefits and personal development opportunities including discounts at a wide range of local and national businesses and educational opportunities available exclusively to University of Cambridge employees.

The unit operates a paid rota system to provide additional cover at weekends and Bank Holidays. The candidate will therefore be required to work outside of normal working hours.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW28430 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.