The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services department is seeking to hire a Lab Animal Technician 1 position. This position is ideal for someone who loves to work with a variety of animal species. Someone who has good communication skills, has the ability to effectively plan and organize work, set priorities and values diversity in the workplace will succeed in this position. They will report to the area supervisor.
- Perform duties of Laboratory Animal Aide (LAA) positions plus:
- Maintain sanitation and husbandry programs for a variety of animal species, housing systems, and equipment in accordance with written SOPs. Maintain records on daily log sheets and other forms in accordance with SOPs. Provide basic and special care for cage level barrier housed transgenic and knockout genetically engineered rodents.
- Observe, record, and report on the health status of animals; determine acceptability of an animal to be maintained in university facilities. Receive, properly identify, and transfer animals to holding cages based on written, oral, or picture directions. Monitor environmental conditions for a variety of animal species (temperature, relative humidity, illumination requirements, airflow, etc.) and report out-of-range conditions to LAMS management. Report any facility problems to LAMS management.
- Assist the veterinary clinical staff with restraint and treatment of animals; administer medications and special diets; collect specimens/samples. Maintain records on daily observations and report any and all observed health problems.
- Assist research staff, LAMS staff, and students with restraint of animals and special housing per supervisor approved service requests.
- Assist with the maintenance of rodent breeding programs, including weaning and identification.
- Maintain equipment and perform minor repairs; operate cage washers, autoclaves, and laundry washers and dryers. Prepare special protective clothing for use in barrier animal holding areas.
- Assist with training of LAAs. May coordinate the work of LAA positions.
Unusual Working Conditions: Subject to animal bites and diseases; exposure to animal waste, urine, feces, blood, dander (allergens), and odors; exposure to physical, chemical, and biological hazards (for example: carcinogens, acids, and cleaning agents); pushing of heavy carts.
Required Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma or GED with one year related experience; -OR- be a graduate of a vocational technical high school in animal care (no experience necessary); -OR-have an Associate's degree in Animal Science or Veterinary Technology (no experience necessary). Must pass a physical examination prior to starting employment. Must have the ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Some positions may require a current valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
- An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
- An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
- Growth potential within the university
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of American's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News ranked UC in the Top Tier of American's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight". Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica
Shift: First Pay Rate: $14.11
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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