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Animal Care Technician III, Research - Georgetown University Medical Center
The Animal Care Technician III position is responsible for maintaining laboratory animal records, and other equipment related to animal experiments (Metabolic cages, Blood Pressure machine, etc.). S/he will work with staff to maximize throughput of soiled equipment, monitoring and executing completion of daily tasks, organizing space to maximize productivity, routine maintenance of machines, processing soiled equipment, daily maintenance of documentation, the assessment of workloads, training, equipment allocation, and quality assurance.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Administer injections (via Gavage, Intraperitoneal and intravenous) and medications, and preparing laboratory samples.
Take care of animal breeding colonies and set-up for animal breeding.
Collect the Tail or Ear snips from pups and performs the Genotyping.
Receive animals from vendors and makes arrangements for their care.
Handle, move and retrain animals in a safe manner during routine care and experiments.
Collect body fluids for testing.
Monitor conditions of animals and reports accordingly.
Provide food and water maintaining dietary controls and at the direction of the PI.
Maintain all appropriate records, logs, documentation and records experimental results.
Responsible for the machines and equipment needed to support the care, welfare, and housing of laboratory animals used in scientific and medical research.
Additionally, will work with contractors and the facility mechanics to maintain, troubleshoot and identify problems with building utilities and related equipment.
This position will provide rotating on call coverage.
High School diploma
Associates degree or Bachelor's degree is preferred
Minimum of 3 - 5 years of related experience
Appropriate level AALAS certification
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