Animal Care Trainee

Updated: 2 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

 

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates.

 

The Division of Animal Resources at the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Animal Care Trainee to join our dedicated Animal Care team to assist with husbandry and activities related to the daily operations of the NHP. Observing all established guidelines for proper care and welfare of the animals, the ideal candidate will be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and compassion for both animals and people. If you are someone with lab animal experience (preferably NHP) who is familiar with animal observations and cagewash duties, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

 

The Animal Care Trainee ensure the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Care Trainee will work together with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the Assistant Operations Manager and must be willing and able to rotate through all Yerkes DAR facilities. The Animal Care Trainee ensure the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, 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:

  • Learns to perform routine duties associated with animal care in a research setting such as feeding, administering medication, maintaining sanitary conditions, observation, restraint and minor cage maintenance
  • Operates cage washers and ensures that equipment is in proper working order
  • May assist in the collection of blood, urine and feces from animals for medical research
  • 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:

  • The ability to read and write and to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated outstanding working habits, including the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an animal research environment requiring continuous contact with animals
  • Demonstrated ability to understand established guidelines for humane care and welfare of laboratory animals as described by AAALAC
  • Working knowledge of hygiene principles, safety protocols, and basic animal husbandry
  • Communication skills, including the ability to write and understand English and to follow written and oral instructions
  • Certifications issued by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
  • Experience working in a biosafety environment
  • Demonstrated computer skills proficiency

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
  • Maintains adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment
  • Assists with performs minor repairs and maintains animal housing facility
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
  • Requires the ability to lift up to 75 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
  • 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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