“By creating we think, by living we learn.” (Patrick Geddes)

Director of Biological Services

University of Dundee

Closing date: 9 June 2022

The University of Dundee is an international leader in biomedical research, which involves the use of high quality and high welfare animal research facilities and services.

Due to a pending retirement, the University is inviting applications for the role of Director of Biological Services to oversee the organisation’s small animal research facilities.

This role is critical to the ongoing development of the university’ research support infrastructure and as such business continuity is a key factor in our approach to recruitment. The current postholder will remain in the position until December 31st 2022 and therefore there is opportunity for a period of work shadowing and handover.

The Director is required to manage the operating budget, generate strategies, develop plans for improvement and strategic investment and to provide high-level well-informed advice to key stakeholders on operations and direction on licences, experimental design, procedures or study plans, as required. High-level financial and management skills in planning and problem solving are essential.


  • Professionally qualified with a relevant degree/post graduate qualification.
  • Research experience in a relevant field such as Biological Science, Biomedicine, Clinical Medicine or Veterinary Sciences.
  • Demonstrated significant ability to develop research capacity, especially in the use of small animal models.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act as well as current trends in community expectations regarding the use of animals for scientific purposes.
  • Mandatory requirement to maintain professional registration, involving up to date and comprehensive knowledge of laboratory animal welfare, ethics and relevant legislation.
  • To have a sound understanding of the higher education research sector and funding bodies, including knowledge of university culture, relationships, policy and procedures and management systems.

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Use of animals in research at the University

Veterinary Surgeon

Red Kite Veterinary Consultants

Closing date: 6 May 2022

Applications from ECLAM Diplomates encouraged.

Salary: from £53000 depending upon experience

Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time (part-time working will also be considered)
Location: Based at home, covering London and the South Regions
Closing Date: 6th May 2022
Interview Date: 24th or 25th May 2022

Come and join the Red Kite family!

We provide an inclusive, supportive and open environment that encourages our people to flourish. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and we maintain a working environment that values diversity.

We want our people to be the best versions of themselves that they can be, and personal and professional development is encouraged and supported.

Work life balance is important to us – we work to live, not the other way round – and are committed to ensuring the mental well-being of all our staff.

Laboratory Animal Medicine includes Experimental Medicine using animal models for veterinary and biomedical research to increase biological and medical knowledge. The aim is to better understand and treat or prevent diseases in animals and humans. Experimental Animal Medicine also includes the knowledge of experimental animals and their use in research, their biology, care, handling, diseases, anaesthesia, pain relief, experimental techniques, genetics and ethical considerations in their use and the legislation that regulates it.

Experience We are Looking For

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic veterinary colleague to join our team.

Dealing mainly with our clients in London and in the South and South-West of the United Kingdom, you will join our team of veterinary surgeons in fulfilling the duties of the Named Veterinary Surgeon under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986). You will work closely with technical staff and research personnel and provide advice to our clients on the health and welfare of research animals.

You will also work with our training development team to deliver high quality training to licence applicants and technical staff working under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986).

You must have:

  • A strong commitment to improving animal welfare and a good understanding of the procedures involved in biomedical research. You will be working with a variety of clients and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You must be a proactive highly motivated self-starter with the willingness to work independently or as part of a team, with the capacity to be flexible and work out of hours where required.
  • Membership of Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and at least 2 years’ experience in clinical veterinary practice and previous experience as a Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) or Designated Veterinarian (DV) or with research animals is desirable. Experience of delivering training is also preferred. Own transport essential.

We offer a company pension scheme, paid Continued Professional Development (CPD) and travel allowance.