The Animal Technician II 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. This position may assist in providing training to other technicians.
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 Animal Technician is most often the first line of defense in spotting health and environmental problems.
This is a full-time position from Saturday to Wednesday. Requires a high school education or equivalent and two years of related experience as a technician in a laboratory animal facility, or at least 12 months of experience as an animal technician and successful completion of an American Association for Laboratory Animal Science technician training course resulting in certification.
Other applicable education or experience not listed here may substitute for the minimum qualifications. Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Laboratory Animal Technician level or equivalent is preferred.
The schedule for this position is Saturday to Wednesday, 40 hours per week.