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PRIDE Health

Lab Animal Caretaker

Post Date:Apr 16, 2018Type:Contractor
Start Date:4/16/2018Salary:$12.74
Location:US-PA-Philadelphia Job Reference:
  •          High school diploma or equivalent
  •          Prior experience working with animals in private practice, laboratory, or zoo setting is preferred.

Job Description:

Pride Health is seeking candidates for a Lab Animal Caretake position in Philadelphia, PA with a well-known healthcare and research institution. This is an 8-week assignment, Mon-Fri, 6am-2:30pm or 7am-3:30pm.

The Lab Animal Caretaker is responsible for providing a variety of animal husbandry services in support of organization’s mission and research goals.  

Responsibilities include:

  •          Understands and follows all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards.
  •          Performs daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinary technician and /or Area Supervisor.
  •          Disposes of dead animals following standard SOPs and policies.
  •          Changes animal caging, to include feed and water, according to SOPs and/or specific approved protocols and the schedule established by the Area Supervisor.
  •          Sexes and weans animals according the SOPs.
  •          Maintains daily animal census sheets, room equipment and status form sheets, and other forms requested by the Area Supervisor. 
  •          Cleans and sanitizes animal facility, assigned rooms and cages according to SOPs.
  •          Maintains and repairs animal caging and support equipment.
  •          Receives, examines, transfers, identifies and properly houses incoming animal shipments according to SOPs.
  •          Assist with the restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as requested by the investigators.
  •          Perform routine cleaning, descaling, and preventative maintenance on the cage washers and autoclaves, including checking and cleaning filters and spray manifolds.
  •          Process clean caging and accessory equipment appropriately, including putting bedding into cages and autoclaving cages and supplies.
  •          Understand and follow appropriate SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance guide-lines.
  •          Prepare and submit records, charts, logs, cage cards, and inventories as required by SOP’s.
  •          Other duties as assigned to support animal care and welfare.

Contact Information
PRIDE Health
Name: Joy Lengyel

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