The purpose of the Laboratory Animal Technician 2 is to provide husbandry, health care and research support for laboratory animals maintained at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on animal population and care requirements, service requirements, and staffing needs. The Laboratory Animal Technician 2 is required to perform animal care and research support at the level that the individual is trained. May involve work inside an ABSL3 facility. The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) houses approximately 5300 non-human primates, and approximately 1500 small laboratory animals, on a daily basis.
Conduct routine animal husbandry procedures, including but not limited to:
Routine feeding and watering of animals.
Capture, restraint, handle, identify, determine sex of all common varieties of laboratory animals, and transportation of animals in support of veterinary or investigative procedures.
Perform routine sanitization tasks related to animal primary housing, shelters, equipment and facilities; sweep, mop, scrub, wash, and disinfect floors, walls, ceilings, sinks, and other equipment; operate equipment, including but not limited to cage washers, floor scrubbers, autoclaves, pressure washers, scales and veterinary care instruments.
Perform animal health management procedures, including animal treatment and diagnostic procedures such as weighing, TB testing, and blood collections.
Perform tasks such as care of animals in the nursery, assist with group-housed animal capture (round up) and processing; in a supportive manner, assist with animal care and environmental enrichment activities (may require work on weekends, during non-regular working hours, or on an overtime basis).
Safely perform standard clinical procedures including venipuncture; medication dose calculations; administration of medications via intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous, and oral routes; collect body fluids.
Recognize, record and report abnormalities in animal's physical condition or behavior, based on observations of animals in all types of housing configurations. Complete and submit data processing forms; access and/or input information from computerized animal record files.
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