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Position Summary: This is an animal care position working in AAALAC accredited animal research facilities operated by the Office of Vice President for Research - Animal Resources. Incumbent will perform all aspects of animal care and husbandry in ABSL-1 and ABSL-2 environments utilizing multiple species of animals. This position will report to the Laboratory Animal Facilities Supervisor, Veterinary BioResources Facility. The incumbent will provide for the daily care and husbandry of animals including feeding, watering, sanitation, animal health surveillance, enrichment and environmental monitoring following established schedules and procedures. Monitors animals daily for overall health status. Work requires performing sanitization duties such as; cleaning, disinfection, preparation of cages, animal rooms, primary enclosures, ancillary areas and equipment following prescribed schedules and methods. Work requires the handling, restraint and transport of multiple species of animals. Operates, pressure washers, auto water systems, biological safety cabinets, and IVC HEPA racks. Maintains records such as animal room logs, census activity sheets, etc. Assist with the receiving, health assessment, and identification of animals as directed. Performs minor preventative maintenance duties and integrated pest management (IPM) tasks following established schedules. Assist in quality assurance and standard operating procedures development. Participates in staff meetings, continuing education and training classes as directed. Provides assistance to animal care staff and research personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities: Performs daily animal care and husbandry duties for animals in research vivariums; including feeding, watering, animal handling/transport, animal health checks, cage changing, providing enrichment and environmental monitoring. Assures animals are appropriately maintained and cared for in accordance with standard operating procedures and supervisors instructions.

Qualifications: High School degree or GED required; 2 years experience in a licensed animal research facility; OR LAT certified. Valid GA State Driver's License may be required. American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) - Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification preferred (current registry).

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Full time/Part time: Full Time

EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 10/18/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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