The University of Maryland School of Medicine has two (2) opportunities for Veterinary Facility Aides to work as a part of the Department of Veterinary Resources. Under direct supervision, the Vet Facility Aide provides routine husbandry for laboratory animals consisting primarily of rodent species.
This Non-Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Provides husbandry support as required by standard operating procedures such as ensuring appropriate feeding and watering of animals, cleaning and changing cages, preparing special diets, and maintaining proper temperature, light, and humidity levels.
Handles animal carcasses, tissues, and wastes following established policies and procedures.
Maintains husbandry records pertaining to animal census, animal breeding, dietary studies, infectious disease studies, etc.
Assists in monitoring animal health.
Receives, inspects and stocks supplies such as animal feed, bedding, etc. Assists in maintaining inventory.
Coordinates with general maintenance for repairs and regulates the lighting, ventilation, temperature and humidity levels of the animal room environment.
Maintains animal facility according to the standard operating procedures.
Sterilizes glassware, syringes, instruments and equipment.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Education: High School Diploma or GED. Experience: -- Preferred: Prior experience caring for animals or in Laboratory Animal Science. Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to operate standard laboratory animal equipment including scales, autoclaves, pressure washers, cage washers, steam cleaners etc.; to lift bags of feed and bedding; to follow standard operating procedures; to move heavy stainless steel racks, clean cages, etc.; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $26,926.57
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - N02VFW
Employee Class : Non-Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Research & Graduate Studies
Job Posting: Apr 15, 2019
Unposting Date: Apr 23, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 119641
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