The individual will serve as a Senior Animal Care Technician within the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh with a primary emphasis on performing animal husbandry and care activities involving a variety of laboratory animal species.
The individual will: * provide food and water to animals, clean and change animal cages, and identify and report animal health concerns to veterinary personnel. * perform some duties that require specialized skills associated with the care and handling of laboratory animals, the sanitation of facilities and the operation and maintenance of equipment. * maintain appropriate documentation and records of animal husbandry and care activities. * serve as the contact person during the absence of the facility supervisor or team leader.
This individual may also be required to perform job duties that involve cage wash area activities and/or facility operations support based on the current operating needs of the facility. These activities may include but are not limited to processing and washing soiled animal caging and supplies, preparing clean caging and equipment for distribution and use within the animal facility, and performing routine preventive maintenance procedures and minor repairs on mechanical cage washers, animal caging systems, and other equipment used to provide laboratory animal husbandry and care. All tasks are expected to be performed in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and internally established policies and procedures.
The position requires successful enrollment in the University of Pittsburgh Animal Exposure Surveillance Program and other medical surveillance/immunization programs as dictated by the current research activities and when applicable. The successful candidate must be able to comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions, maintain accurate and legible records and other forms of documentation, consistently demonstrate positive interpersonal and customer service skills, be available to work weekends and holidays, stand for extended periods of time, lift 50 pounds, and push/pull heavy equipment. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.
The following are required:
* Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level for internal (DLAR) candidates and within 12 months of start date for external (non-DLAR) candidates.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Some weekends and holidays
Hiring Range: $23,868.00 - $37,752.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents: Not Applicable
Internal Number: 19008231
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.