Vivarium Technician
Vivarium Technician

Job Code: RR06-24


Description:

Responsible for providing appropriate animal husbandry, care and cage wash duties for laboratory animals, in accordance with regulations and SOP’s pertaining to Laboratory animal care. Facilities sanitation, receiving and organization of supplies, QC duties and daily record keeping are required. Animal techniques in support of research studies may be taught as required.

Primary Functions

• Cage wash functions including operation of cage washers and autoclaves
• Some daily health checks and animal treatments, rodents
• Some cage changing and husbandry duties, rodents
• Facilities sanitation
• Detailed and accurate daily record keeping

Secondary Functions

• QC duties on cage washer, autoclaves and animal drinking water
• Material receiving and organization
• Study support techniques as required under guidance


Minimum Experience and Education Requirements

• High school diploma required
• Basic computer skills required
• Prior experience in Vivarium, Veterinary or other animal care setting desirable but not required
• AALAS certification at any level desirable but not required


Position requirements

• Must be able to lift 50lbs and move heavy objects
• Regular stooping, kneeling, bending or crouching
• Must be able to work from a standing position for prolonged time periods
• Frequent communication (hearing/speaking/writing in English)
• Must be able to perform repetitive motion tasks


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