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Vacancy: Animal caretaker for the animal facilities

City:  Vall de Bianya, Olot (Girona)

Working time: full day 

Length of the contract: Stable contract

Specific task in the workplace:

  • Responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and care of the animal facilities.
  • In charge of the typical duties in animal facilities as an Animal Health Technician, bleedings, vaccination and inoculation (in case of not having the accredited training, the company will provide it)
  • Support the technicians and researchers in all of those experimental procedures which require it.
  • Execute the procedures of Surface decontamination according to the different SOPs in the facilities.
  • Control and maintenance of all the devices in the animal facilities, as well as the tasks related to cleaning and preparation of the facilities, clothing, footwear and/or material.
  • Perform guards at the weekends and public holidays to take care of the animals that are part of a study.
  • Work under confidentiality and secrecy in the application of procedures and tasks assignment.
  • Species treated: big animals (porcine, bovine, ovine, avian….) 

Requirements:

  • Preferably a qualification in FP2 Laboratory Technician, equivalent or higher.
  • Preferably with a qualification in Livestock technician and Animal Health Assistance. 
  • Intermediate level of English in Reading.
  • Driving licence and own car.
  • Flexible timetable.
  • Availability to work at the weekends and on public holidays.
  • Non-apprehensive person to work in the animal facilities: with animals under biocontainment, active and responsible, with initiative and willingness to learn.
  • Since the tasks are performed in high biosecurity level facilities, be aware of the existence of restrictions on out-of-centre contact with farm animals and other animals susceptible to the illnesses included in the OIE list, such as rabbits, cows, sheep… and accept the quarantine rules.
  • Experience in the world of Research and/or R&D will be valued.

It will be considered:

  • Having experience in animal management and care of farm animals.
  • Having the accreditation as personal carer and experimenter in animals for experimentation and other scientific purposes by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government), equivalent to category B FELASA and actual function A+B+C of O.M. ECC 566/2015.
  • Experience in the management of specific workplaces with SPF barriers and biocontainment zones.

Skills:

  • Communications skills and personnel relation (internal and external)
  • Teamwork
  • Work scheduling and planning
  • Problem-solving capacity
  • Rigor in tidiness and at work
  • Initiative and motivation
  • Confidentiality
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