Laboratory Technician

Salary: £17,617 - £18,673 pro rata

Closing date: 18th February 2019

Up to 12 months fixed term (Maternity Cover), 35 hours per week

The Animal Health Trust is a leading charity dedicated to the improvement of animal health and welfare through veterinary research, together with high quality clinical services and a commitment to education. The Trust comprises of the Centre for Small Animal Studies, Centre for Equine Studies and Centre for Preventive Medicine.

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to join Canine Genetic Services, which provides canine DNA tests and parentage testing to veterinary professionals and individual dog owners and breeders.

The successful applicant, who will report to the Genetic Services Laboratory Manager, will work in the day-to-day operation of the DNA testing service, providing an efficient, accurate, customer-oriented and commercially competitive DNA testing service to our clients.

The successful applicant will have experience of a broad spectrum of molecular biology and genetics techniques, ideally in a diagnostic laboratory setting.  Experience of relevant quality management and health and safety frameworks would also be an advantage.

We offer our staff a generous employer contribution pension scheme, free parking, staff discounts and basic 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays.

For further information please contact Cathryn Mellersh, Head of Canine Genetics by email

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role to or by post to Human Resources Department, Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket CB8 7UU.


Closing date: 18 February 2019

Interviews: 4 March 2019