Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Animal Care Technicians clean, feed and water research animals housed in the animal care facilities.Â They are responsible for checking animalsâ™ health status on a daily basis. This position works with up to 20 species of animals, housed in 3 separate buildings.
Feed and water many different species of research animals. Check on general health of animals. Stock supplies. Complete daily work logs, health and enrichment forms. Inform supervisor and/or veterinarians of animal health issues.Â
Clean and change animal cages and rooms.Â Move animals to clean cages and rooms.Â Remove soiled bedding, wash cages, prepare cages,Â sterilize cages, water bottles and rooms. Clean support equipment in room and utility areas.Â
Prepare for receiving animals, supplies, food and bedding.Â Set up rooms and cages with proper equipment, food and bedding. Put away new animals, organize cage cards, stock feed and bedding in room.Â
Administer medications. Assist researchers and veterinarians with animals. Euthanize animals. Complete miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Occasionally give medications as directed by veterinarian; assist with holding animals.Â
Required: High School Graduate
Preferred: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level.Â Certification will be required within one year of employment.
Job Competencies and Scope of Position:
Requires attendance/completion of all mandated safety training and adherence to the animal care occupational health and wellness policy.
Includes the possibility of working Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday weekly schedules.
Includes some weekend and holiday work.
Requires the ability to adapt to changes that occur with short notice.
Must be willing to work and contribute effectively in a team setting.
The ability to access and use email for communication and documentation.
Possess the ability to have meaningful and respectful two-way conversations.
Perform other related duties assigned by supervisor/manager as needed.
Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
This position requires a criminal background and education check.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Animal Care Technician
Center for Animal Resources and Education
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ165400
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