Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Division of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Provide and document care and husbandry for multiple animal species in accordance with departmental SOPS and regulations and guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service, to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University. Provide care in specialized situations including biohazard, quarantine, and bioexclusion. Rotating weekend and holiday work is required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide and document daily husbandry care to multiple species including rabbits, non-human primates, canines, and rodents. Care includes the provision of feed, water, clean cages, and enrichment.
Sanitize and maintain rodent colony rooms according to schedule to include sweeping and mopping animal quarters and procedure rooms, disinfecting all areas in room, rotating animal cages, cleaning large equipment, and stocking room supplies.
Observe animals daily for clinical or behavioral signs of illness, and provide treatments as directed by veterinary staff. Report findings to Supervisor, Facility Manager or DCM Veterinary staff in a timely fashion.
Correctly handle and dispose of hazardous wastes according to standard operating procedures.
Perform additional duties as required by supervisor/manager/department, which may include hands-on training of junior-level technicians.
Associate’s degree or equivalent 2 year’s relevant laboratory animal research facility experience.
Must obtain Purina certification within 6 months.
Must obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) within two years.
Associate’s degree, AALAS certification (LAT) and 3 years of experience in laboratory animal care.
Must have the ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment, and must be able to comprehend and follow SOPs and written instructions from veterinary, supervisory and research staff.
Ability to flexibly cover husbandry in specialized situations or multiple animal facilities, including swing coverage for absent co-workers.
A conscientious attitude and concern for quality is a must.
The hiring range for this position is $12.91 - $17.26 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
Must be able to lift 50 labs and pass a pre-employment physical exam.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R05.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.