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Animal Care Technician

Posted: May 30, 2024
Salary:US$19.00 - US$21.50 per hour
Job type: Contract
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

What You'll Do Here

  • Comply with the appropriate safety and study requirements as described in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and governmental regulations.
  • Comply with appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements, as applicable. Perform animal identification tasks (tattoo, sex, ear tag, etc.).
  • Recognize animal behavior, health status and report to appropriate channels.
  • Perform animal husbandry (clean, feed, sanitation, enrichment, etc.) on a regular basis.
  • Operate, maintain, and perform equipment tasks (e.g. cage washers, autoclave, cage movement) on a regular basis.
  • Observe and report any aberrations in animal room environments (room temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, vermin, etc.).
  • Perform general facility cleaning, stocking, and inventory.
  • Prepare rooms, sanitize, and repair as needed.
  • Receive, and distribute animals for isolation, study assignment or consolidation.
  • Attend training programs to become more knowledgeable of and develop expertise in laboratory animal science.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need To Succeed

  • High school diploma or GED (or equivalent).
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Positive attitude toward work and co-workers.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • AALAS certification preferred.

What We Offer

The pay range estimated for this position is $19 - $21 hourly. Please note that hourly rates/salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, prior relevant experience, skills, education, certification, location as well as internal equity and market data.