CAGE WASH TECHNICIAN

Location
Philadelphia
Posted
Aug 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) and Orphan Disease Center (ODC) are entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases. Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria.

Our Animal Models Core is looking for Cage Wash Technicians, that will ensure the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals

As a Cage Wash Technician, you will actively support GTP discovery and pre-clinical research programs by contributing to the care and upkeep of rodents. You will be performing basic husbandry duties such as cleaning/sanitizing caging and accessory equipment; sanitizing/decontaminating all work areas; performing routine cleaning and preventative maintenance on cage washers/autoclaves; prepare for animal arrivals (preparing cages with appropriate bedding, watering/feeding accessories, etc) observing animals,reporting abnormalities to Supervisor and/or Veterinarian; monitor and maintain inventory and stock for assigned area; and perform accurate data collection/reporting.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
Assistant Laboratory Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification preferred.
Must have experience animal handling and be dedicated the humane care of lab animals.
Strong attention to detail and accurate record keeping a must!

Reference Number: 40-26171

Salary Grade: 023

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

Special Requirements:

Job Family: 3-Animal Care