To perform the necessary duties to provide quality care to all animals utilized in research including animal husbandry activities such as feeding, watering, sanitation, observation, and room cleaning. Provides assistance to the veterinary technologist in the care and treatment of laboratory animals. Treats routine small animal health issues such as application of topical medication for skin issues, trims nails, treats malocclusion, provides nutritional and environmental support. Receives, identifies, places incoming rodents (including quarantine), and ships/exports rodents. Monitors rodents with non-life threatening conditions such as prolapsed rectums, neurological deficiencies, malocclusion, etc. May irradiate rodent and cells, conduct parasite testing, provide anesthetic monitoring, operate laboratory equipment, assist in preparing large animals for surgery, and preparing surgical packs. Records entries on animal records, maintenance of rodent health care database and corresponding with principle investigators and research technicians via telephone or e-mail. Processes animal census data and enters into systems for record keeping and revenue billing. Orders and inventories supplies. Recommends ways to improve current procedures or processes to simplify or make them more efficient or more effective. Additional duties may be assigned as the required to fulfill departmental responsibilities.
The position requires a minimum of a high school diploma and three years of animal handling experience or Associates Degree and 2 years of animal handling experience or Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of animal handling experience.
Must be able to assume responsibility, work independently, without close supervision, and cooperatively with other animal care technicians. Must be able to carefully follow set procedures as dictated by the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and guidelines established by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care. Must have above average manual dexterity, stand on feet more than 50% of the time, be able to lift 50 pounds, bend or squat routinely, and work with arms above shoulder level.
License or certification
Incumbent is required to be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or higher or have graduated from a Veterinary Technician/Technologist program and obtained Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $17.46 per hour.
Hours / Pay period
Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm
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