Animal Care Technician I, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Animal Care Technician I, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Animal Care Technician I, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) oversees the Research Resource Facility (RRF) which supports animal research and teaching activities for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the Main Campus.

The Animal Care Technician I supports Georgetown University's research vision and mission by providing a compliant and ethical research facility to conduct biomedical research - and specifically, the division's animal husbandry in support of animal research initiatives. Reporting to the Animal Care Supervisor, and interacting with other Animal Care technicians, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and research faculty and staff, the Animal Care Technician I has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Handle, feed, and water animals
  • Change cages and monitor health of laboratory animals
  • Operate cages, washing machines, autoclaves and other facility equipment
  • Sanitize areas and/or equipment according to schedule
  • Follow standard operating procedures and maintain compliance with applicable biomedical research laws and regulations
  • Completes required documentation, including monthly logs, checklists and animal census
  • Assist with laundry of scrub uniforms and lab coats
  • As assigned and appropriate to the position, perform other duties and responsibilities appropriate to the position and area

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • Verbal and written communications skills in English for reading and following instructions and communicating business matters
  • Ability to work with animals in duties that require lifting up to 50 pounds, as well as repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions, performed in an environment that is hot and/or steamy, has animal odors, and has possible exposure to biological hazards and chemicals

Preferred qualifications
  • Experience working with animals
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification

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