Under the close supervision of a supervising official, responsible for the daily feeding, cleaning, and observation of research animals in support of the laboratory animal husbandry program. Cleans and disinfects cages, rooms, and equipment. Supports veterinary staff and researchers with handling and restraint of animals and administration of treatments. Does other related duties.
Examples of Work:
Observes, feeds, water, cleans, grooms, and exercises animals
Reports all animal health and faculty issues to the appropriate official
Monitors and documents environmental parameters in animal rooms
Conducts inventory checks including feed, bedding, and pharmaceuticals
Receives animal and feed/bedding shipments
Assists veterinary staff with the handling and restraint of research animals
Cleans and sanitizes cages, animal rooms, and related equipment
Assists supervisor and/or veterinary staff with diagnostic and technical procedures
Assists investigators with handling, restraint, and technical procedures like maintaining breeding colonies, transgenic research, and/or biohazard studies
Other related duties as assigned
Applicants must possess a certificate as a Certified Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or higher (i.e. LAT or LATg), issued by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
Applicants must possess the ability to lift food bags and other such material required in the facility.
Applicants will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of this position.
Previous experience in the care and handling of laboratory animals is highly desirable.
O11 (Step 1 = $34,558)
Only completed, online application submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
Please note that this position is subject to the NJ First Act, requiring public employees to establish residency in the State of New Jersey. See N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70) for further information.
Internal Number: 494140
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