Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

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    Veterinary Surgeon

  • Salary:

    £38,989 - £49,602 per annum

  • Contact:

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Named Veterinary Surgeon to join the RSF team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to provide expert advice and support on the health, welfare and treatment of animals, with a particular emphasis on compliance of experimental and surgical activities within the facility by leading the development of the institute's PPL's and training.

You will report directly to the Head of the RSF and work closely with a diverse set of stakeholders, providing expert advice throughout and ensure best practice within the RSF, whilst adopting the role of leading on interactions with the Home Office and other regulatory bodies.

Your experience as Named Veterinary Surgeon under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act will be critical to the role, and you'll be MRCVS and DEFRA registered. Strong communication skills are taken as given, as will your ability to understand and implement new strategies developed with senior management.

Essential Skills 

  • Proven experience as Named Veterinary Surgeon under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act
  • A strong track record of managing Staff in a diverse scientific environment.
  • A good understanding of GM breeding programs and procedural support.
  • A solid understanding of Home Office regulations.
  • Experience in working to SPF standards, and associated infection control policies
  • Be able to understand and implement new strategies developed with senior management.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, particularly with scientific users of the facility
  • Effective communicator with wide range of persons of differing levels, abilities and knowledge
  • Proven ability to train and develop staff within the animal procedures field.
  • MRCVS and DEFRA registered.

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  


Closing date for applications: 3rd September 2017