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.
Provide and document care and husbandry for rodent animal species in accordance 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. Work on a rotating weekend and Holiday schedule is required.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide and document daily husbandry care to rodents in the vivarium to include the provision of feed, water, clean cages, and enrichment.
Sanitize maintain rodent colony rooms to include sweeping and mopping of animal quarters, rotating animal cages, large equipment and room supplies for cleaning according to schedule, and disinfecting all areas in room.
Daily observation is required to monitor behaviors, illness or death in animals and report to Supervisor, Facility Manager or DCM Veterinarian in a timely fashion.
Record keeping of daily animal census and sanitation of animal room.
Perform additional duties as required by supervisor/manager/department.
High School diploma or equivalent.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: None at hire; must obtain Purina certification within 6 months. Must obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) within two years.
Have the ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment.
A conscientious attitude and concern for quality is a must.
Have the ability to follow Standard Operation Procedures.
The hiring range for this position is $12.82 - $15.20 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Must be able to lift 50 lbs and pass a pre-employment physical exam.
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.