This position will assist with the daily care of research animals housed within the Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) facilities.
Duties include, but not limited to:
Perform animal husbandry (care, feeding, watering, and cleaning), and/or provide husbandry support functions (cage wash duties which may include: running tunnel/rack washer, assembling housing units, running bulk autoclaves).
Maintain proper sanitation, environment, and health status of housing units. Maintain/verify proper record keeping (census, animal health, and document sanitation and equipment maintenance).
Provide technical support for LARC and research investigators (performing prescribed treatments, sample collection for sentinels, weaning litters, and administering diets). Participate in continuing education and training.
REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED.
Ability to have indirect and direct physical contact with multiple species of animals. Willingness to participate in Occupational Health Program for LARC employees, including receiving immunizations recommended by Occupational Health Services. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, managing multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions, maintaining confidentiality. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Six months of relevant animal care experience.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Very heavy and strenuous work, often involving very heavy lifting, (racks of filled water bottles, 25 pound bags of feed and/or bedding), and pushing/pulling (animals and/or housing racks up to 250 pounds), repetitive motions, bending, lifting, and some delicate operations. Ability to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
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