Job Description

CMVM / RDSVS / Roslin Institute / LARIF

Full-time: 35 hours per week


We are looking for an enthusiastic Farm Animal Research Technician to work within our new state of the art Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF) based on Edinburgh University Easter Bush Campus.

The Opportunity:

  • To conduct a range of specialist procedures on Farm Animals. Preparation of animals for surgical procedures, to assist during surgery when required and to provide post-operative care for Farm animals.
  • Part of a team responsible for the day to day care of a range of farm species ensuring their health and welfare. This will involve some weekend and out of hours work.
  • Assist in the collections of samples and recording of data.
  • Assist in laboratory and embryology procedures and the maintenance of the facilities, equipment and materials.
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of facilities and equipment used in animal studies.
  • Assist in other areas of farm work when required.
  • Your skills and attributes for success:

    The post will work within the dedicated team of Research Assistants, Veterinary Anaesthetists, Stockpersons, Radiographers and Researchers conducting a range of world class research involving farm animals (predominantly sheep, pigs and cattle).

  • A well-organised individual.
  • Knowledge or experience in farm animal procedures, laboratory techniques and data recording.
  • Agricultural experience or qualification, with experience in farm animal husbandry would be an advantage.
  • As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits , staff discounts, , flexible working and much more. Access our for further information and use our to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our webpages.

    The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.