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The Animal Care Technician exists to support the Division of Comparative Medicine's animal husbandry function in support of animal research initiatives. S/he performs daily husbandry for laboratory animals, including handling, feeding, watering, changing cages and monitoring the health of laboratory animals, following standard operating procedures and maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Animal Care Technician assists with cage wash and autoclave operation and sanitizes areas and/or equipment and has additional duties that include but are not limited to:
Handle, feed, and water animals.
Change cages and monitor health of laboratory animals.
Operate cages, washing machines, autoclaves and other facility equipment as necessary.
Sanitize areas and/or equipment according to schedule.
Follow standard operating procedures and maintain compliance with applicable biomedical research laws and regulations.
High School Diploma
Prior experience working with animals
Ability to spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility where he/she could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals
Ability to lift 50 lbs, work in hot and/or steamy environments, work with animals/animal odors and perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions
Strong verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English
AAALAS certification is desirable
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Internal Number: JR06317
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