• Perform daily animal health observations and animal care for rodents including weekends and holidays
• Perform cage changing and monitoring of food and water
• Maintain inventory of supplies, such as food, bedding, PPE, other general supplies
• Sanitize housing and procedure rooms, and maintain facility in good condition
• Operate cage washer and autoclave
• Perform technical procedures including restraint, euthanasia, anesthesia, recording of body weight and health observations
• Prepare animals for experimental procedures, including tattooing, shaving, implanting transponders under anesthesia.
• Assist with in vivo studies, including compound administration, health assessments, some tissue collection
High school diploma, plus 1 to 4 years of experience with small animal handling; LAT certification desired, or willingness to study toward certification.
• Ability to work weekends and holidays
• Proficient in rodent handling, restraint and PO dosing
• Experience with marmosets desired but not required
• Ability to work independently while maintaining communication with supervisor.
• Detail oriented, with good organizational and communication skills.
• Familiar with USDA and AAALAC guidelines and requirements
• Professional attitude; ability to work well with researchers and other technical staff.
• Ability to lift, pull and push 50 lbs.
WEEKEND HOURS REQUIRED. 4 HRS SAT and 4 HRS SUN. FLEXIBLE WEEK SCHEDULE.
Work is primarily performed in office and animal facility settings. Due to the nature of the position, there is possible exposure to hazardous waste; chemical hazards, including explosives, corrosives, and carcinogens; radioactive and biohazardous materials.
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