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 Division of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Working under minimal supervision, provide and document animal care and in vivo technical services for multiple animal species in accordance with departmental SOPS and regulations and guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service. Manage rodent breeding colonies and dose and sample animals in specialized situations including biohazard, quarantine, and bio exclusion. Train entry level personnel. Rotating weekend and Holiday work 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, observing animals and reporting findings to veterinary staff, and sanitizing holding rooms according to SOPs.
Lead teams of husbandry technicians, including provision of hands-on training in husbandry procedures and performing quality checks of daily work.
Manage rodent breeding colonies- apply ear tags or tattoos, collect samples for genotyping, set up breeding pairs, and keep colony records.
Collect samples from animals, the environment, and equipment to support investigator projects or the DCM rodent sentinel program.
Use the electronic census management system and train investigator staff in barcoded cage card activation and inactivation procedures.
Ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment.
Proficiency at in vivo techniques including animal restraint, blood collection, and dosing.
Understanding of the principles and techniques used for rodent breeding colony management.
Proficiency at providing hands-on training.
Ability to comprehend and follow SOPs and written instructions from veterinary, supervisory, and research staff.
A conscientious attitude and concern for quality.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Must be able to lift 50 lbs and pass a pre-employment physical exam.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 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 -10 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
HR website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R06.
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.
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