Rodent Breeding Colony Technician

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Rodent Breeding Colony Technician

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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Rodent Breeding Colony Technician

Job Profile Title
Technician, Animal Laboratory

Job Description Summary
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the “go-to” organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.

Continuation of all GTP positions is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

Our Program of Comparative Medicine is expanding, and as part of that expansion, we are looking to add a Rodent Breeding Colony Technician, to support Animal research and care.

As a Rodent Breeding Colony Technician, under the direction of the Transgenic Colony Manager you perform routine and specialized duties associated with producing and maintain colonies of transgenic research rodents. You will perform husbandry duties as needed to maintain a sanitary environment for breeding animals, provide specialized diets and other necessary interventions such as teeth trimming and assistance in identification and treatment of clinical cases. The Rodent Breeding Colony Technician use colony management software to maintain detailed and accurate records (GLP and non-GLP) of all colonies. You will execute environmental enrichment programs as per departmental standard operating procedures.

Employees in this position will participate in an occupational safety and health program which requires tuberculin testing and potentially immunization. Weekend work, holiday work and overtime hours are a requirement of this position. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. Responsibilities must be performed with minimal instruction and persons will be expected to independently perform duties as described.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and one of the following: (1) 3 years of animal husbandry or related animal care experience or (2) certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must have the ability to work with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species without jeopardizing the health status of the animals
  • GTP maintains ABSL 2 facilities; ability to perform job duties while wearing respiratory protection may be required


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$17.58 - $31.65

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Translational-Research-Laboratories/Rodent-Breeding-Colony-Technician_JR00028176-1





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Posted: 1/22/2021
Application Due: 1/22/2033
Work Type: Full Time
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