This position will assist with the daily care of research animals housed within the LARC facilities.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Perform animal husbandry (health checks, feed, water, and cleaning).
Provide technical support for LARC and research investigator's (treatments, sample collection, breeding colonies, weaning litters, administering diets).
Maintain proper sanitation, environment and health status of housing racks. Maintain/verify proper record keeping (census, breeding records, animal health, surgery and maintenance records, document sanitation and equipment maintenance).
Demonstrate proper technique to, and provide front line direction for, junior technicians.
Participate in continuing education and training.
High school diploma or equivalent, and two years of relevant animal care experience with AALAS level 1 (ALAT) certification OR five years of relevant animal care experience and proficiency statement from LARC.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Ability to have direct physical contact with multiple species of animals. Willingness to participate in the Occupational Health Program for LARC employees, including receiving immunizations recommended by Occupational Health Services. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Working Conditions / Demands
Very strenuous work involving moving heavy objects weighing up to 250 pounds, repetitive motions and some delicate operations (injections, treatments). Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without an accommodation.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 06
Job Function: Research
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