Posting Summary: The Center for Comparative Medicine is looking for an Animal Caregiver to provide animal care to research animals in a laboratory setting. This position is responsible for providing animal husbandry and general sanitation for the facility which includes cagewash duties, use of the sterilizer and general facility upkeep. Incumbents must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs and be comfortable working with lab animals, specifically mice. This position requires standing nearly all day and performing highly repetitive movements of the arms, back and waist. Incumbents will be expected to work a rotating schedule which includes a combination of weekday, weekend and holiday coverage.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Associate's Degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Training in animal science
Required Minimum Level of Experience: None
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in a medical research facility.
Preferred License or Certification: Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be comfortable working in an animal research facility and animal handling Ability to work independently as well as part of a team Clear communication skills Ability to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Animal handling capabilities
Required Computer Applications: Ability to use basic computer programs for word processing, time-entry and to complete training modules
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