A high school diploma and possess at least one year of animal care and handling in a laboratory or similar environment required. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team environment. Must have ability to work flexible work schedules to meet heavy workload demands. Must have good communication and prioritization skills. Ability to Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's, quality assurance and facility safety standards pertaining to specific area. Assists technical personnel in general laboratory operations, maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment in accordance with Laboratory standards in order to help ensure the validity and integrity of experimental results.
As a member of the Animal Resources group in an AAALAC-accredited, GLP-compliant facility, the incumbent will primarily be responsible for working in the cage wash area, preparing cages and cage racks, removing trash for incineration, collecting wastes for autoclaving and disposal, maintenance of cage wash/tunnel wash equipment and automatic animal drinking water chlorine proportioner system, and inventory supply stock. The incumbent should be able to handle lifting heavy items (~40 pounds) as needed. This person may also be asked to assist other departments as required.