This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position is generally weekdays but will include holidays, evenings, weekends, as well as emergency response 24-hour on call rotations.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Division of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position will support operations in the Gnotobiotic Core within the Division of Comparative Medicine and report directly to the Associate Director of Comparative Medicine. Successful candidate will be required to perform routine animal husbandry tasks and monitoring, production duties and technical procedures. Maintaining supplies and environment of environmentally-controlled work area(s) is critical.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Construct and maintain flexible film isolators and supply cylinders using aseptic techniques.
Coordinate and perform scheduled mouse husbandry and technical servcies within flexible film isolators.
Work closely with veterinarians, facility managers and research investigators in the areas of husbandry, breeding colony management, and technical services.
Maintain meticulous records including, bu tnot limited to: validation reports, housing records, clinical observations, colony identification and genotyping, inventories (animal and non-animal), shipments, SOP checklists, etc.
Perform quality control microbiological monitoring.
Perform autoclave sterilization processes for supplies and materials associated with housing and experiments being used for biomedical research.
Coordinate activities to ensure the highest standard of compliance with AAALAC standards.
Other duties as assigned.
CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
Demonstrated technical skills.
Demonstrated decision making skills with ability to work meeting goals and deadlines under tight timelines.
Experience with regulations pertaining to animal and biohazard research in an AAALAC-regulated university setting.
Effective recordkeeping, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.
Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication and organization skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels of DCM and research staff.
Ability to function independently and as a team member.
Ability to assess unique situations in order to determine if problems exist and to effectively report on issues clearly and reliably.
High level of tact and discretionary judgment with regard to confidential material.
High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three years animal husbandry or equivalent experience OR BS, AA, or AS with a minimum of two years animal husbandry or equivalent experience.
Technical experience in mouse research activities such as blood collection, injection, gavage, breeding procedures and practices.
State-licensed veterinary technician with two years of experience.
LATg certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
Experience in a scientific animal research setting or academic environment.
The hiring range for this position is $16.67 - $22.51 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R08.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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