Biology Lab Technician - Neuroscience Institute (Dietrich College)-2015338
The Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute was launched to bring together faculty and students from across the University to conduct multi-disciplinary work to advance the state of brain science. Programmatic activities undertaken in Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) are included under CMNI in a new administrative structure. With participation of the CMU community, the strategic planning for the new institute was completed in September 2018. Faculty hires, program planning and administrative restructuring are now underway.
The Neuroscience Department within Dietrich College is seeking a full-time Biology Lab Technician to work in their laboratory. We seek a highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills to help with the day-to-day operations in the lab. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining the daily feeding and watering of animals, monitoring and documentation of the animal's health and environmental conditions. Your responsibilities will also include, assisting researchers and veterinarian as needed and maintaining lab records.
Core responsibilities will include:
Psychological enrichment of animals.
Administering medications and treatments to animals.
Cleaning and sanitizing caging and housing area.
Cleaning and disinfecting all areas within the facility according to standard operating procedures and regulations.
Using and monitoring sanitation equipment such as cage washer and autoclave.
Maintaining facility equipment and reporting problems.
Possible hours on weekends and holidays.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Dietrich College. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimal interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Associate's degree in Animal Science or similar Biological Science preferred.
At least one year of relevant work experience.
Proven understanding of animal husbandry practices and procedures for common laboratory animals.
Ability to load and unload caging and lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to work directly with laboratory animals and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for the species, animal housing conditions, and work area.
Vaccinations and/or TB testing may be required.
On the job OSHA Hazardous Materials Safety Training required.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Associate's Degree
Internal Number: 2015338
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.