This position will assist with the daily care of research animals housed within the 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 washers, assembling housing units, running bulk autoclaves, etc.).
- 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, weaning, and administering diets).
- Participate in continuing education and training.
High school diploma or GED and six months of relevant animal care experience.
Ability to have direct/indirect contact with multiple species of animals. Willing to participate in the Occupational Health Program for LARC employees, including receiving immunizations recommended by Occupational Health Services. Ability to follow instructions, managing multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions, maintaining confidentiality. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.
Working Conditions / Demands
Very heavy and strenuous work, often involving heavy lifting (racks of filled water bottles, 25 pound bags of food/bedding), and pushing/pulling (animals and/or housing units up to 250 pounds), repetitive motions, bending, prolonged standing, and some delicate operations.
Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 04
Job Function: Research
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