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In Vivo Scientific Officer

06 June 2018

This is a hands-on role and the candidate is expected to have extensive experience in the design and conduct of animal studies. This role will provide great variety in the projects undertaken, as part of a
supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team, based at the beautiful Babraham Research Campus.


  • Hands-on experience of working with animal models of clinical disease.
  • Practical competency in regulated procedures including dosing, blood/tissue sampling and
  • surgical techniques. Experience in breeding and colony management is desirable.
  • Highly organised and self-motivated with a track record of designing, organising and
  • performing experiments with minimal supervision.
  • PhD in a life science or BSc/MSc with equivalent experience or 10 years relevant experience.
  • High ethical standards with experience of applying the 3R’s.
  • An active or recently revoked Home Office personal licence.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in experimental design and report writing.
  • Strong communication skills, with proven ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to multitask and work across multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to review and assimilate new information rapidly and effectively.
  • Excellent level of computer literacy.
  • Ability to work flexibly (out of hours working, including evenings, weekends and public holidays, is required for this post as necessary).

Full or part-time hours are available, which include weekend working. RxCelerate offers a competitive salary with an annual bonus scheme and company benefit package.

The candidate will be required to travel between sites in and around Cambridge; therefore a driving licence and access to a car is essential.

When applying for this role, please include a cover letter outlining how you meet the competencies, as described above. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae in PDF format to Informal enquiries can also be directed to this email address.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only applicants based in the UK and EU need apply.