Laboratory Animal Technician I - Comparative Medicine

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours
40


Position Summary
Provide and document care and husbandry for rodent animal species in accordance with departmental SOP's and regulations and guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University.


Job Description

This position is required to work on a rotating weekend and holiday schedule.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide and document daily husbandry care to rodents in the vivarium to include the provision of feed, water, clean cages, and enrichment.
  • Sanitize and maintain rodent colony rooms to include sweeping and mopping of animal quarters, rotating animal cages, large equipment and room supplies for cleaning according to schedule, and disinfecting all areas in room.
  • Daily observation is required to monitor behaviors, illness or death in animals and report to Supervisor, Facility Manager or DCM Veterinarian in a timely fashion.
  • Keep record of daily animal census and sanitation of animal room.
  • Perform additional duties as required by supervisor/manager/department.

Working Conditions

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and pass a pre-employment physical exam.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree, AALAS certification (ALAT) and one year of experience in a laboratory setting with animal care.
  • Ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment.
  • Conscientious attitude and concern for quality.
  • Ability to follow Standard Operation Procedures.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
  • Obtain Purina certification within six months.
  • Obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) within two years.


Grade
R03-H


Salary Range
$15.60 - $19.77 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.


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