Job title: BRF Colony Coordinator x 2
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 9227
This is a fantastic opportunity to help develop a new role at the Crick. We are looking for individuals experienced in experimental colony management to play a key role in the development of best practice in breeding of rodent colonies at the Crick. The Colony coordinators will be responsible for directly managing & providing advice for some of the Institute’s GA strains on short-term projects & providing oversight and rolling MOT checks of all Crick colonies looking at for example breeding efficiency, phenotype, archiving & genetic background. Postholders will also contribute to training, assisting in the delivery of workshops to new & experienced users.
Applicants will have great communication skills, as liaising with scientific groups and the BRF staff are an essential part of the role, and a proven track record of designing and implementing best practice in animal welfare through optimal breeding strategies.
We are looking for organised, proactive, collaborative individuals to join our team. You will have a proven track record in a relevant position and be able to provide specialist advice. To be able to take on this position, you will be able to work independently, have excellent project planning, time-keeping, organisational and record keeping skills
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
- If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
- The closing date for applications is 17 December at 23:30.
- All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.