Life Sciences Technician (19-00355) – MA – Andover

Job Duties:
• 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

Job Qualifications

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.

Working Conditions

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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