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Careers at WALTHAM

Animal Trainer (Cat / Dog)

Does your dream job involve training cats and/or dogs? If yes then we have the perfect role for you!

We're currently recruiting individuals to join our animal trainer team. This role is essential to ensure that the pet population is fit for purpose to ensure the delivery of the Waltham research programme, and that Waltham continues to deliver the highest possible standards of animal training and enrichment. 

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  • To deliver trial related training to cats and dogs of all ages and breed.
  • Perform non-regulated research procedures, e.g. urine collection.
  • Enable regulated research procedures, by holding pets or cueing pets for position 
  • To deliver life and core skill training to kittens and puppies.
  • Record data for measuring training progress 
  • To identify new behaviours of our pets that open research opportunities in line with the Waltham Caring Science Approach.
  • Drive your own development in the field of pet training.
  • Train pets with specific behaviour training needs

Senior Research Scientist - Biomarkers

We have a rare and exciting opportunity to join our Research Team.

As a Senior Research Scientist focussing on Biomarkers, you will be contributing to the discovery and validation of biomarkers of health and disease and the application of these in the development of diagnostics and to evaluate the efficacy of interventions specifically relevant to companion animals. 

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Closing Date: Closing Soon

  • Initiate, gain approval, resource, manage and report internal and external research projects that deliver against the strategic goals of the Mars Petcare biomarkers programme. 
  • Administer a budget of up to £400K,
  • Supervise up to 3 research scientists and other support staff.
  • Communicate research outputs to internal audiences and external audiences
  • Act as a subject matter expert providing advice and technical support to the global Mars Petcare business

 

Engineering Planner

The Engineering Planner role bridges the research, laboratory, and operations teams to ensure that maintenance activities are completed 24 hours a day seven days a week, with no impact to the ongoing research, scientific studies, and operations of the science institute. 

You will be supporting our facilities team in the longer-term site development by supplying the required data, costs and life expectancy of all equipment and buildings on site.You will also provide the structure and skills to develop our current asset management systems, engineering outages and project portfolio whilst working with a highly engaged associate and contractor team. 

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Closing Date: Closing end of June

  • Deliver advanced planning and coordination of maintenance schedules across both mechanical and electrical disciplines.
  • Maintain all assets and work within current maintenance budgets, timeframes, and critical research study paths.
  • Cover all aspects of the Capital Projects Manager’s work including management of capital project budgets.
  • Using continuous improvements techniques and coaching others to constantly drive efficiency and freedom

 

Pet Unit Specialist

Want to spend your day looking after dogs and/or cats? If yes then we have the perfect role for you!

We are currently registering interest for pet unit specialists to join our cat and dog team at Waltham. This role is critical to the day to day delivery of the research trials and also to ensure a high standard of care for the pets.

Read more about the role from pet unit specialist Debi here

Please note that this is not currently an active role, but a chance to register your interest for future vaccancies as Pet Unit Specialists.

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  • Husbandry and care - Deliver and record all care and husbandry tasks on your designated animal unit (e.g. feeding, grooming, clipping/trimming, tooth brushing and health checks)
  • Data collection - Collect and record accurately all relevant animal samples and data
  • Delivery of dog/cat life skills training, recreation and socialisation

 

Pet Unit Specialist (Contractor position)

We are currently recruiting for pet unit specialists to join our cat and dog team at Waltham. This role is critical to the day to day delivery of the research trials and also to ensure a high standard of care for the pets.

Read more about the role from pet unit specialist Debi here

Apply here

Please note this is a contractor position.

  • Husbandry and care - Deliver and record all care and husbandry tasks on your designated animal unit (e.g. feeding, grooming, clipping/trimming, tooth brushing and health checks)
  • Data collection - Collect and record accurately all relevant animal samples and data
  • Delivery of dog/cat life skills training, recreation and socialisation

 

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