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Jobs: Animal Care Technician I

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Reference code: 66048576 Charles River , Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

Category

Scientific/Technical Staff

Type

Full-time

Start date

Unspecified

Search ends

Unspecified

Responsibilities:

 

  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
  • Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
  • Assists with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian.
  • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.
  • Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
  • May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
  • Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.