Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Provide for the daily care and handling of laboratory animals, mainly rodents
Identify clinical and behavioral signs of illness in animals and report accordingly
Understand and follow all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality Assurance Standards
Schedule location could vary across multiple buildings
Ability to function independently and also positively in a team setting
Ability to communicate and work effectively and professionally with internal and external customers
Provide training support to peers
This position requires considerable use of arms and legs and activities such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and the handling of materials which at times weigh as much as 50 pounds
Must be able to push and pull equipment weighing up to 1,000 pounds
Must be able to work at a level of 8" above the floor and up to 6' to 7' above the floor
Must be able to perform repetitive motions over extended periods of time
Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal by-products, and bedding materials for prolonged periods of time
Final candidates will be asked to demonstrate their ability to perform certain aspects of the job
Candidates will be asked to provide proof of degrees, licenses, certifications
Position is considered critical staff under University Reduced Operations definition
Annual influenza vaccination or proof of exemption may be required
Other duties as assigned
High School diploma and up to 1 year of paid animal experience, or an equivalent combination of certification, education and experience providing animal care
Certification of American Association for Laboratory Animal Science – Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician within 4 months of eligibility
Some knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities
Some knowledge of animal research
Some knowledge of the principles of medical asepsis
Experience working with rodents or providing daily care to rodents is highly desirable
Paid, hands-on animal experience at a farm, pet shop, zoo, animal rehabilitation center, or through animal-related course work, etc.
Associate or Bachelor's degree
Full time/40 hrs weekly/Day shift/M-F/Some weekends and Holidays
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 180706
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