The Lab Animal Centre at the University of Eastern Finland offers internship positions and employment opportunities for persons pursuing an undergraduate degree in animal care and persons pursuing a vocational qualification for laboratory animal caretakers.
As the name suggests, the Bachelor’s degree in animal care is a degree programme focusing on the basic care and welfare of animals. Persons who complete the Bachelor’s degree in animal care have comprehensive qualifications in animal care and welfare but they do not specialise in working with laboratory animals.
Laboratory animal caretakers acquire their professional skills through practical work, as well as by completing the training leading to a vocational qualification for laboratory animal caretakers and showing that they have the skills required in a competence demonstration. Practical work assignments at the workplace are an important part of successfully completing the vocational qualification for laboratory animal caretakers.
- If you are interested in an internship position or a job at the Lab Animal Centre, please contact us at: koe-elainkeskus(at)uef.fi.
- More information on the Bachelor’s degree in animal care: osaan.fi
- More information on the Vocational qualification for laboratory animal caretakers: Ammattiopisto Livia