Job vacancies

Job vacancies
at Medical Detection Dogs
Working for Medical Detection Dogs is an exciting and rewarding experience. We are at the cutting edge of British innovation and collaborate with institutions and healthcare organisations around the world. Our Medical Alert Assistance Dogs alert people with complex health conditions when they are in danger of having a potentially life-threatening episode so they can take the necessary action and prevent hospital admission. Our Bio Detection Dogs detect diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s disease and malaria, potentially much earlier than is currently possible. This pioneering work could help to speed up the diagnostic process and impact on thousands of lives.

You can help us achieve our goals and whatever the role you will contribute towards our life-saving work training dogs to save lives using their incredible sense of smell.

Our current vacancies are listed below, or why not come along to one of our recruitment evenings and learn more about working with us.

We have vacancies for Bio Detection Specialist Trainers to support our COVID-19 Detection Project.

There is one full-time permanent post and we are also looking to fill further temporary positions which have the potential to become permanent.

The Job

You will be part of our world leading Bio Detection Research team supporting the training of dogs to detect the odour of disease with a particular focus on our COVID-19 Detection Project.  In the event this role becomes permanent you would participate in other research projects which we hope will lead to methods by which those diseases are diagnosed at the earliest possible stage, thereby increasing the chances of survival.

We are looking for someone highly motivated with demonstrable experience of training and operating dogs in odour detection at a professional level, preferably passive search detection work. Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent recognised qualification in animal training, and if not proven relevant experience is essential.  You should be well organised, methodical and have a specialist knowledge of canine odour detection systems and reward based training, and experience of applying that. 

Please click here for the full role description

To apply please send a CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 accompanied by a statement, again of no more than 2 sides of A4, setting out how you meet the requirements of the role and the person specification to

Please include details of 2 referees, your salary expectations and, if successful, when you would be available to start.

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