Cage Processing Technician

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleResearch Technician - ContributingWorking TitleCage Processing TechnicianPosition Number00058161, 00059663Vacancy IDP011936Budgeted Hiring Range$31,200 - $34,074Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN04Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm; Overtime, weekends & holidays occasionally

Department Name and NumberComparative Medicine-621500Date First Posted09/03/2020Closing Date09/10/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryLaboratory Management and ServicesDepartment Description

The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) — formerly the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) — is responsible for the care of all vertebrate animals on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) campus. DCM is committed to programs of excellence in veterinary care and laboratory animal management practices for all species used in UNC-CH research endeavors.

A staff of more than 170 professional, technical, and administrative personnel provides quality animal care to a daily population of over 200,000 animals located in 26 animal facilities on and off the UNC campus. Federal funding and foundations sponsor over $900 million in research on the UNC campus conducted by the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, as well as the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.

A major responsibility of the Division’s veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and laboratory technicians is the health care and humane use of all animals. The Division’s program is reviewed semi-annually by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and has been accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1973. DCM and the University also meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Public Health Service standards and regulations. As laboratory animal specialists they provide a comprehensive program of veterinary care, offer technical advice and assistance, and provide needed laboratory and research core services for teaching and research purposes.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description


The Cage Processing Technician is responsible for operating a number of industrial machines, including cage washing equipment, bottle washing equipment, bottle filling equipment, autoclaves, and additional equipment as necessary. The Cage Processing Technician is also responsible for the following: processing and sanitizing cages, equipment, and water bottles; operating, maintaining, and recording temperatures on cage processing equipment and autoclaves; and maintaining and monitoring equipment and duty log records.

Emergency duties required during adverse weather and/or other emergency situations. Weekend and holiday work required occasionally on a rotating basis.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

• Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work well with others.
• Requires a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate.
• Requires a demonstrated ability to follow a set work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Experience in a laboratory animal setting.
• Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level or higher.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements

• Ability to move/lift 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
• Requires prolonged and/or repetitive reaching, bending, and twisting.

Position/Schedule RequirementsExposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Laboratory, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionallyPosition AttributesSevere Weather Essential; Communicable Disease MandatoryStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of References
Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess the competencies necessary to perform the Research Technician position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you achieved a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working in a laboratory animal setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the ALAT level or higher?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/19/2020
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