Laboratory Animal Technician, Non-AALAS Certified - Division of Comparative Medicine

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Laboratory Animal Technician, Non-AALAS Certified - Division of Comparative Medicine

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Requirements

The Animal Care Technician exists to support the Division of Comparative Medicine's animal husbandry function in support of animal research initiatives. S/he performs daily husbandry for laboratory animals, including handling, feeding, watering, changing cages, and monitoring heath of laboratory animals. The incumbent follows standard operating procedures and maintains compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Fulfilling animal husbandry duties as directed by the direct supervisor (Animal Care Supervisor), facility manager, and Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine, the Animal Care Technician has additional; duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Handles and feeds water to the animals, changing cages and monitoring the health of laboratory animals.
  • Operates cages, washing machines, autoclaves, and other facility equipment.
  • Sanitizes areas and/or equipment according to schedule.
  • Follows standard operating procedures and maintains compliance with applicable biomedical research laws and regulations.
  • Completes required documentation, including monthly logs, checklists, and animal census.
  • Assists with laundry of scrub uniforms and lab coats.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned that are appropriate to the position and area.

Requirements and Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience working with animals and AAALAS certification is desirable
  • Comfort with working in the animal facility where he/she could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, work in hot and/or steamy environments, work with animals/animal odors, and perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting, and pushing motions
  • Possess verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English


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EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:
Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.


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