Animal Care Technician
Position Number: 00044025
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) is to provide NCSU faculty with optimal animal resources at the least practical cost. The term "animal resources" includes not only animal housing facilities, but also animal husbandry services, veterinary care, technical services, expertise in laboratory animal technology and medicine, and assurance of compliance with regulatory requirements and institutional policies for animal care and use. LAR is responsible for assisting faculty in conducting animal experimentation in keeping with these standards, and is committed to assuring the well-being of experimental animals while providing services that facilitate their humane and judicious use. North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.
Essential Job Duties: This position is responsible for the daily care of animals used in research and teaching. Duties include: - Husbandry and animal enrichment - Administers routine medications and prepares experimental or maintenance diets for research subjects - Applies and maintains sanitation and safety procedures in animal care facility - Must maintain accurate animal census records, daily room logs, and medical treatment logs - Driving/Transport of animals This position is classified as mandatory personnel and can require weekend and holiday work.
Department Required Skills: - Strong organizational skills - Attention to detail and accuracy - Good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people and patients
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: - Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and 90 pounds occasionally - 1 or more years of experience in animal husbandry - Wide variety of species care (especially livestock/poultry/aquatics) - AALAS certifications
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid NC driver's license must be obtained within 60 days of start date and must be maintained throughout employment.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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