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Careers at Waltham

Senior Research Manager - Healthcare

Do you want to make a significant difference to pets around the world, and progress your career in scientific leadership?

We are currently recruiting for a senior research manager (healthcare) to join a small team of research managers who are collectively responsible for delivering Waltham's research program.  In this role you will be responsible for devising and delivering a diverse research portfolio encompassing and integrating multiple health and wellbeing scientific disciplines: from biomarker discovery, behaviour, data science, sensory science, biobanking and ‘omics.

Find out more and apply here.

  • Defines, manage, and oversee research.
  • Continually improves the calibre and capability of science through inspirational leadership, performance assessment, talent development and excellent in recruitment.
  • Ensures knowledge and value is generated from research and that it is made available across Mars Petcare, and that stakeholder needs are met.
  • Provides broad technical leadership across multi-disciplinary science,
  • Communicates effectively to engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Accountable for budget & resource planning, tracking and management of research.

Trial Support Laboratory Technician (Contractor)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our laboratory team as a trial support technician.

Our Trial Support Technicians are key in preparation and logistics for trials at Waltham to ensure successful implementation of studies. Their role is based primarily in our laboratories and include a wide range of tasks such as preparing laboratory consumables, equipment and solutions for studies, processing samples ready for lab analysis, recording data, and contributing to study meetings

This role would suit someone early in their career journey, such as a recent graduate, with some experience in a laboratory and looking to grow and develop in this area.

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  • Prepare flavour solutions and model food systems for the cat and dog trials
     
  • Media Preparation
     
  • Process biological samples, such as saliva and faeces for laboratory analysis.

Research Scientist - Biomarkers

We have an exciting opportunity to join our research team as a research scientist.

You will work in the healthcare team and partner with people across multiple teams to deliver research projects. We use the knowledge we gain to support development of innovative products and services, advancing science to support Mars Petcare's purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS!

Find out more and Apply here

  • Manage, implement and deliver internal research studies
  • Design, produce and communicate research study protocols
  • Collate and run quality control of scientific data 
  • Communicate study findings to relevant WALTHAM audiences
  • Co-ordinate and direct research study teams
  • Develop and continuously improve laboratory or animal techniques in support of research studies, to include training personnel

Science Communication Specialist

Do you love inspiring people in science? Know how to create engaging communications?

We're currently looking for a science communication specialist to join our team!

In this role, your creativity and strategic focus will identify and deliver on the non-technical communication opportunities to amplify our research. The content you create will also inspire future Associates by bringing to life Waltham and Mars Petcare as a destination for scientists.

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  • Create engaging content for Waltham and our associates to tell our stories authentically.
  • Support the delivery of communication plans for scientific publications through to employer reputation and associate advocacy activations
  • Identify key messages for stories from scientific technical communications, publications, events or other opportunities.
  • Create, edit and review content (eg website copy, blogs, social media posts, presentations, infographics, videos)
  • Support the development of communication capability and confidence through delivering training

Pet Unit Specialist - multiple roles available

Are you interested in a career in research? Would you enjoy a hands-on role working with cats and/or dogs?

We're currently recruiting for pet specialists to join our cat and dog team. You will support the delivery of our research programme, as well as providing a very high standard of care for our pets.

At Waltham, we believe research can be done in a caring way, and as a Pet Specialist you would be instrumental to fulfil that. The scientific findings we generate reach millions of pets worldwide through Mars Petcare products and services

If you're passionate about animals and looking for your next move then please click here to find out more and apply.

  • Deliver the tasks required for our research studies. This involves collecting data or biological samples from our pets (E.g., faeces or urine).
     
  • Provide care for our dogs and cats through animal husbandry and training, using positive reinforcement.
     
  • Working safely and to a high quality - identify and propose improvements to what we do and how we do it. You will also be directly responsible for the quality of the data we collect from our pets
     
  • Work weekends and bank holidays on a rota pattern

Veterinary Nurse Specialist

Are you a veterinary nurse with experience in general practice? Looking for something slightly different?

We have an amazing opportunity for nurses that want to join us in delivering on our purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. We offer a stable work pattern, with no night or on call work, and with direct day to day contact with our pets, so you can keep your clinical skills up to date.

In this role, you will deliver and support the provision of veterinary care to our pet population. This underpins the effective and efficient delivery of the research programme at Waltham Petcare Science Institute

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Multiple roles available

  • Deliver routine and non-routine veterinary care for one or more animal unit.
  • Triaging veterinary and animal health related queries.
  • Routine delivery of veterinary related tasks on the animal units. For example weighing of animals and adjusting dietary requirements and delivering preventative treatments such as vaccinations and worming.
  • Collection of health and research data from our dogs and cats (e.g. bodyweights, oral health assessments)
  • Perform animal health checks.
  • Identify and act upon continuous improvement initiatives 
  • Support cat/dog breeding programmes.
  • Delivering veterinary treatments and responding to veterinary queries during core hours at weekends.

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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  • Deliver trial related training to cats and dogs.
  • Perform non-regulated research procedures, e.g. urine collection.
  • Enable regulated research procedures, by holding pets or cueing pets for position 
  • Deliver life and core skill training to kittens and puppies.
  • Record data for measuring training progress 
  • 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

Pet Unit Specialist - multiple roles available (Contractor position)

Are you interested in a career in research? Would you enjoy a hands-on role working with cats and/or dogs?

We're currently recruiting for pet specialists to join our cat and dog team. You will support the delivery of our research programme, as well as providing a very high standard of care for our pets.

At Waltham, we believe research can be done in a caring way, and as a Pet Specialist you would be instrumental to fulfil that. The scientific findings we generate reach millions of pets worldwide through Mars Petcare products and services

If you're passionate about animals and looking for your next move then please click here to find out more and apply.

Please note this is a contractor position

  • Deliver the tasks required for our research studies. This involves collecting data or biological samples from our pets (E.g., faeces or urine).
     
  • Provide care for our dogs and cats through animal husbandry and training, using positive reinforcement.
     
  • Working safely and to a high quality - identify and propose improvements to what we do and how we do it. You will also be directly responsible for the quality of the data we collect from our pets
     
  • Work weekends and bank holidays on a rota pattern

No role for you?

Why not meet some of our WALTHAM experts here or discover the wide range of roles across Mars and ask an associate a question here.

At Mars, the world we want tomorrow is inclusive and diverse. No matter the visible or invisible differences, we have long been committed to fostering an environment where everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. Read about our approach to I&D here.

Find out how our associates are living with purpose at home as well as at work here.

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