The Animal Technician I provides for the basic health and husbandry needs of rodents housed in the vivarium.
This includes cleaning, sterilizing and changing cages, handling and care of animals exposed to chemical or biological hazards, monitoring animal health and administration of basic medications, record keeping and maintaining the general appearance and cleanliness of the animal care facility. Duties include rodent colony management including animal identification, tissue harvest, weaning, and database entry.
The Animal Technician works as a member of a team using a professional approach in providing direct animal care. The technician is most often the first line of defense in spotting health and environmental problems.
Requires high school education or equivalent and a minimum of 6 months of animal related experience.
Other applicable education or experience not listed here may substitute for the minimum qualifications. It is recommended that within two years of hire, the technician attain certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the eligible level.
The schedule for this position is Saturday to Wednesday, 40 hours per week.