Unit Specialist IP Student

  • Location
    Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    £ 9.53 - £ 10.91 / Hour
  • Category
    Science - Research and Development
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Science
  • External Reference
    JN-012020-115378

Industrial Placement Pet Unit Specialist


We are looking to recruit two second year undergraduate students into Pet Unit Specialist industrial placements to work with our client at their global research centre in WALTHAM on the Wolds, Leicestershire.


This role is critical to the day to day delivery of our research trials but also to ensure a high standard of welfare the pets.


Both positions will be on temporary contracts for 12 months, starting in September 2020 and expected to work 37.5 hours per week.


Pay rate: £9.53 p/h inclusive of weekends (includes shift allowance).


The role.



  • Data collection - Collect and record accurately all relevant animal samples and data

  • Delivery of dog/cat life skills training, recreation and socialisation

  • Husbandry - Deliver and record all tasks on your designated animal unit (e.g. feeding, grooming, clipping/trimming, tooth brushing and health checks)


What You'll Need



  • Have completed 2 years of a relevant degree or animal-based qualification.

  • A flexible working style, good communication, planning and organisation skills and proven ability to work in a team are all essential.

  • A passion for animals is essential.


Ability To



  • Work rota (including some weekend/bank holidays).

  • Numeracy, attention to detail and computer literacy are also key to ensure the accuracy of data collection and data handling required of the role.


What We Can Offer You



  • Competitive Salary.

  • A role with great autonomy and exposure to senior management.

  • A focus on personal development.

  • You may have the opportunity work on a project that could contribute to your dissertation (subject to the approval of your course manager and project owner).


Closing date for applications: 23rd February 2020












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Please apply with your CV to: Susan Whitney