Animal Care Technician II

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu

 

The Division of Animal Resources Unit within the Emory National Primate Research Center Field Station at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Animal Care Technician II to join our team.

 

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. The Animal Care Technician II ensures the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Care Technician II will work together with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the Animal Care Supervisors. The Animal Care Technician II ensures the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support as well as has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PIs, research staff, students, and other support services. This position reports directly to the Animal Care Supervisor. This position is considered essential and requires some weekend and holiday work as part of a rotating schedule. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Performs routine and specialized duties associated with animal care, including feeding, medicating, cleaning, restraint and transportation.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment.
  • Observes animal behavior and conditions, collects specimens and provides technical assistance to research and veterinary personnel.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintains animal housing facility.
  • May train and supervise new technicians.
  • May drive utility vehicles to transport animals and supplies, ensuring safe operation, daily inspection and vehicle cleanliness.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of animal husbandry/care experience OR certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and two years of animal husbandry/care experience OR four years of animal husbandry/care experience.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Positions within this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.
  • Positions in this classification may require three years of transportation and routing experience in lieu of animal husbandry/care experience.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Hours/Weekends/Holidays - 7:30- a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday alternating weekends and Holidays
  • This position has an indoor/outdoor work environment that may require working in inclement weather conditions.
  • This position also requires exposure to bio hazards and potentially dangerous animals.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment.
  • Requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as well as move/push heavy racks a short distance.
  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING STATEMENT: 

Emory NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, requirement of various vaccinations, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

 

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.



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