Laboratory Animal Technician I

Job description

This position provides routine lab animal care and maintains routine records according to clearly defined standard operating procedures, federal guidelines, and regulations. Continual training is provided and work is reviewed on a regular basis through observation of procedures and review of records to ensure compliance.

Errors in following verbal and written instructions regarding the basic care of the animals could jeopardize the health and safety of employees and animals. Such errors may result in injury, illness or loss of research. Employees face potential exposure to animals that may bite and/or scratch or be diseased. Employees lift, carry, push and pull heavy loads on an intermittent basis and work with chemicals and automated equipment.  Operational hours are 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM and may work some weekends.  The Schedule will be determined by the manager and the employee.

The scope of responsibility and duties includes but is not limited to,

  • Sanitizes cage systems, animal rooms and support areas using automated and manual equipment.
  • Performs work under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director/Supervisor.
  • Feeds and waters animals and performs other routine animal husbandry activities (cage changes, health checks, census).
  • Handles and restrains animals according to instructions and protocol.
  • Maintains routine record keeping of such items as environmental conditions, animal inventory and daily husbandry activities.
  • Observes and communicates animal health conditions to appropriate personnel.
  • May be responsible for euthanasia, limited anesthesia, physical exams, and administering medication according to veterinary direction.
  • Performs other professional related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations regarding animal care.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lift 50lbs or more.
  • Ability to frequently bend, crouch, and kneel.

High school diploma or GED and one year of related experience. Preferred: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level.

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02/21/21, 11:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Research & Sponsored Programs
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 02/15/21, 10:48:24 AM




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Job No:
Posted: 2/16/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time