FLOATER TECH ASST LAB ANIMAL/TECH LAB ANIMAL
Duties: Provide laboratory animal care to a variety of laboratory animals in a safe, humane and sanitary manner, adhering to all federal, state, local and University regulations, guidelines and policies; feed, water and change cages; maintain animals in specialized housing, such as barrier or containment facilities; clean and sanitize cages and equipment; assist scientists in solving simple problems related to the animals; answer basic questions about the care of the animals; provide simple training such as how to pick up an animal and how to hold an animal; document in writing completion of animal husbandry tasks. Operates and maintains sanitation and sterilization equipment; maintains records; makes observations and reports animal health and conditions to the supervisor. Ability to float from facility to facility based on need.
Qualifications: Tech Assist Lab Animal: High School Diploma or GED is preferred and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience or AALAS certification at ALAT level
Plus knowledge of proper handling and restraint techniques of laboratory animals.
Tech Lab Animal - High School diploma or equivalent required plus either one of the following:
3-5 years experience in a lab animal facility, animal care experience or AALAS certification at the ALAT level or equivalent combination of education and experience
Positions require: Ability to read, write and comprehend English. Ability to follow both written and
verbal instructions. Ability to explain problems/issues/solutions. Must be service oriented and able to work as a team member. Able to repetitively lift 50 lbs. Ability to stand for long periods. Must pass pre-employment physical examination before starting work. Ability to work weekends/holidays/overtime as required. May be required to pass FBI background check. Computer skills a plus.
Reference Number: 83-29630
Salary Grade: 023/024
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Job Family: 3-Animal Care