Empathy with animals. Comfortable with handling and being around them.
Able to communicate effectively with a variety of people.
Able to work well as part of a team.
Able to follow a set of procedures, in both written and verbal form.
Able to keep neat and accurate records.
Good basic literacy and numeracy skills, GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
Good manual dexterity
Experience of working with animals.
Computer literate to include use of email and data entry.
An appreciation of health and safety issues.
The post holder will work within a team of experienced technicians and be supported by highly experienced seniors and managers. This team will nurture good decision making and promote ownership of activities. The post holder will be expected to undertake and participate in suitable training programmes, with the opportunity to study towards IAT exams and obtain a personal licence.
Highly committed and enthusiastic individuals, with less experience, will be considered and supported through their professional development.
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Opening For Trainee Animal Technician Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute