The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) Animal Care Technician II will provide husbandry and care of laboratory animals with a commitment to animal welfare and well-being. The candidate will:
* provide food, water and enrichment
* perform cage changes including cleaning and sanitizing animal housing enclosures, equipment and rooms
* complete daily health observations and administer basic medical treatments, procedures and unique diets and
* maintain logs documenting animal care activities and verification of environmental parameters and equipment function
* assist with training and mentoring
* manage inventory including tracking and ordering supplies
* learn/use the electronic animal management system to properly receive animals, take census and document animal records
* give facility tours and review operation manuals with new researchers * oversee completion of facility tasks
* assist with the oversight of room and rack sanitization
Duties also include facility support tasks including laundering scrubs, performing general cleaning, sweeping, mopping, stocking supply areas and assisting with cagewash operations. Due to the nature of biohazard research, the candidate must be capable of adequately performing all duties outlined while wearing respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment required to enter Biosafety Level 3 facilities.
The successful candidate must consistently demonstrate positive interpersonal and customer service skills, be available to work weekends and holidays, stand for extended periods of time, lift 50 pounds, push/pull heavy equipment and pass the mandatory criminal and social background checks. Candidate must be able to complete and pass SRA Approval (Department of Justice background check), Suitability assessment and a health screening required by Federal regulation. Child Protection Clearances, vaccinations and TB testing may be required.
Basic computer skills including the ability to utilize common applications (e.g., email, Word, Excel) and ability to learn CAMS (DLAR business application software). Internal candidates must have six months of related animal experience. External candidates must have one year of related animal experience. Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level ALAT certification. External candidates will need to attain within one year.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.I
Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Level Required: Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Some weekends and holidays
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
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: 20005015
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