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The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship, Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned full time Animal Care Technician at the Medical Campus.
Base Pay Range: $15 - $22/hour, based on experience
CORE JOB SUMMARY
The Animal Care Technician provides daily care for various species of animals. Duties include daily observation; feeding and watering; sanitizing and/or sterilizing animal cages and equipment; exercising and providing environmental enrichment. May assist veterinary and research staff with procedures such as collection of biological samples and administration of medications and treatments. Receives and stores materials/supplies as well as maintains animal records.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Certification and Licensing:
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred and will be strongly encouraged.
Minimum 1 year of animal care experience. Animal research facility experience in the handling of multiple animal species including Non-Human Primates (NHP) and Virus Antigen Free (VAF) rodents is preferred. Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or work experience may be considered. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends is required. Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds without assistance.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
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