Responsible for the daily care of laboratory animals, including non-human primates. May be required to work in the ABSLII/III animal areas and/or quarantine. Duties include the husbandry, feeding, and watering of non-human primates (NHP). Other responsibilities include:
Observing animals for abnormalities and sickness, and reporting such findings to the appropriate Supervisory or Veterinary personnel.
Observing and reporting environmental deviations which would affect animal health and research projects (e.g. high temperature or low humidity).
Accurate record keeping of daily animal census and other information as requested.
Complying with federal, state, & local regulations concerning the humane care of research animals and ABSLII/III pathogens, as well as departmental safety policies, SOPs, and guidelines.
May be required to assist research staff with experimental procedures or veterinary treatments by providing technical services.
Participating in the University's occupational health and environment safety programs regarding ABSLII/III pathogens.
Daily stocking of personal protective equipment.
Processing soiled cage racks and accessories through the cage rack washer.
Changing litter pans as scheduled or more often if necessary.
Transfering NHPs to new cages every two weeks or more often if necessary.
Using an online NHP water database to follow watering instructions and document task completion.
Training and mentoring new hires in animal husbandry and facility support duties.
All other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, including general housekeeping.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 050
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
High school graduate or equivalent with three or more years' experience in laboratory animal care required. AALAS certification at the LAT level or eligibility required.
Associates degree in animal science, or related discipline with AALAS LATG certification/eligibility preferred. Experience with NHP handling or husbandry strongly preferred. Experience in ABSLII/III, quarantine, and full sterile technique preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with organizational abilities are required; must be able to communicate and relate to various personnel throughout the University, including research staff. Strong computer knowledge such as email, MS Office, on-line forms, and web-based training required. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of all facility support equipment (e.g. washers, autoclaves, biosafety cabinets) or show a willingness to learn. Weekend and/or holiday work may be required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs and push up to 300 lbs frequently. Offers of employment are conditioned upon the satisfactory completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation and registration through the CDC Select Agent Program. HCCM Animal Care and Cagewash staff are considered essential personnel during school closures.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44749BR
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