The School of Medicine, Department of Pathology is recruiting for a Laboratory Animal Technician Assistant for the Division of Anatomic Pathology . Under direct supervision, this position provides basic technical support to the research and teaching functions of a laboratory animal facility and performs animal husbandry practices. The selected candidate will be working in a Biosafety Laboratories (BSL) level 1 environment.
This is a contractual position and offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Observes, identifies, and reports animal health related problems.
Administers special diets, medication, and experimental drugs.
Assists higher level personnel during medical treatments or experimental procedures.
Performs routine research related activities such as collecting, measuring and analyzing specimens, transporting and weighing animals.
Coordinates animal care activities with other staff.
Assists with the evaluation, maintenance, and monitoring of the health of laboratory animals. Assists with the breeding of animals and other activities to maintain animal room stock and various crosses.
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.
Receives, inspects, and stocks supplies such as animal feed and bedding. Assists in maintaining inventory.
Coordinates with general maintenance for repairs and regulates the lighting, ventilation, temperature and humidity levels of the animal room environment.
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: Six months in a laboratory animal facility supporting a research project similar to the type being recruited for.
Working knowledge of husbandry practices as routinely required in a laboratory animal environment. 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; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
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.
Conditions of Employment: Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician may be required. Biosafety Laboratory Level 3 have additional guidelines specific to working in BLS3 environments requiring the receipt of BLS3 training, ability to demonstrated proficiency in BLS3 practice and techniques, and participate in medical surveillance. May be required to have current tetanus and/or diphtheria shots.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $32,200 - $38,000
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career 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 - N06LYA
Employee Class : Non-Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Pathology
Job Posting: Aug 14, 2019
Unposting Date: Aug 22, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 130462
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