Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Ctr for Comparative Medicine Salary/Grade: NEX/7
Completes primarily cage wash activities; & limited amount (no more than 10% of overall job duties & responsibilities) of simple, routine animal caretaking duties as part of training program; & other duties as requested by Group Leader or their designee. All actions are completed by strictly & consistently following applicable CCM SOPs including safety procedures & guidelines. Reports any suspected or actual deviations to SOPs or non-routine situations immediately to Group Leader or their designee. Arrives, leaves & takes breaks at work as scheduled. Strictly adheres to CCM attendance policy.
Please Note: Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work staggered shift schedule, overtime, weekends, and holidays as required.
Must successfully maintain physical condition that will assure efficient performance of tasks, including successful completion of physical examination. This position requires the individual to be available to work on both the Chicago and Evanston campuses as coverage needs dictate.
Must be enrolled in the university’s occupational health program which entails filling out a health questionnaire. The health questionnaire is submitted to the university’s occupational health provider for review. Must be willing to undergo job related background check.
According to CCM SOPs:
Cleans & sterilizes cages, equipment, supplies, rooms (primary and secondary enclosures), etc.
Prepares refuse for disposal or incineration.
Maintains efficient organization & flow of supplies & equipment through cage wash area.
Monitors & maintains washers & sterilizers in proper working condition.
Obtains training in animal caretaking duties according to CCM SOPs such as:
Feeding & watering animals according to their prescribed diets.
Observing animals regularly during the day, noting & reporting any variances in eating, drinking or deviation from normal habits, to include obvious health issues with behavior, skin conditions, etc.
Documents & reports equipment malfunctions to management.
Maintains proper record keeping of washer & sterilizer quality assurance testing.
Attends CCM sponsored training sessions, species specific identification & treatment sessions. Obtains training regarding animal care taking duties.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required.
Valid state driver’s license if driving animal transport van
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