• 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 shaving and ear tagging
High school diploma, plus at least 3 year of experience with small animal handling,
Or AA/AS degree plus at least 2yrs with small animal handling,
Or BA/BS or higher degree plus at least 1yr of experience with small animal handling;
AALAS certification desired but not mandatory, or incumbent who is willingness to study toward certification.
• Proficient in rodent handling, restraint
• Ability to lift, pull and push 50 lbs. (food bag etc.).
• Ability to work independently while maintaining communication with supervisor.
• Knowledge with USDA and AAALAC guidelines are plus, but not mandatory.
• Professional attitude; ability to work well with researchers and other technical staff.
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