The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located12 miles westof the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
The purpose of the Laboratory Animal Technician 1 is to provide husbandry, health care and research support for laboratory animals maintained at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC).
The primary function of this position is to learn and master the ability to perform the manual and technical tasks directly related to the care of and research support for the use of laboratory animals. The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on animal population and care requirements, service requirements, staffing needs and the individuals knowledge. The Division of Comparative Medicine-West Campus houses approximately 5300 non-human primates, and approximately 1500 small laboratory animals, on a daily basis. The animals are housed in 8 buildings and 17 outdoor enclosures, on the ONPRC/OHSU campus. There are approximately 60 employees who are responsible for providing care of research animals.
Advancement requires High School Diploma or GED
Must have at least 6 months direct work-related experience with animals, OR Certification at the Assistant laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) OR 2 years of indirect laboratory animal experience
Basic knowledge of the care of animals can be demonstrated through care of household pets, farm animals, or 4-H animals
Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff
Ability to assist with research support at the level that the individual is trained
Research support must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff
Ability to perform general animal husbandry duties and assist investigative staff with needs as requested
A valid Driver's License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus
Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lift objects weighing approximately 42 pounds to shoulder height
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
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