We are looking for Animal Care Tech Associates passionate about working hard and gaining certifications to expand your career in animal husbandry.
The Research Animal Resource Center (RARC) provides staff and facilities to affect the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching at MSKCC. It's goal is to provide the highest-quality care to the animals in their charge in order to improve the research conducted using animal models at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Our Animal Care Technician deliver direct animal care and maintenance of animal caging equipment.
In this position, we expect that you will follow through on all duties as assigned:
Process unclean caging and equipment in preparation for sanitization
Assemble caging for use by other Animal Care Technicians
Operate and maintain automated cage wash equipment and sterilizers
Prepare acidified water bottles using an automated bottle filler and proportioner
Receive, transport, process, store and label animal feed and bedding
Disassemble, wash, and reassemble ventilated Thoren units
Handle and provide husbandry to various species of animals
Perform health checks and perform environmental monitoring and cleaning
Does your experience appear to be a fit?
A High school diploma or GED
1 year of experience in animal care
The ability to lift and carry up to 55 lbs regularly. Frequent standing, grasping and holding items, reaching above shoulder; pulling pushing of heavy items; some regular crouching and kneeling.
Understand the basics of animal health and disease, the procedures required to clean/sterilize caging, and is familiar with the use and operation of equipment required for laboratory animal housing and care.
Employee will be exposed to dust, dirt, unpleasant odors, laboratory animals, animal excreta, hot and humid surroundings. Potential exposure to animal bites and scratches, needles and other sharp instruments, infectious agents, radioisotopes, toxic chemicals, and radiation. Protective equipment including uniforms, steel toed shoes, masks, aprons, gloves, and head covers are provided and required for specific activities. Hours may vary between 6am-8pm. Work assignments may include weekends and holidays.
Internal Number: 2021-48665
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.