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Laboratory Animal Technician I

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $15 to $19 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life insurance,
Job Description

Position Summary

Provide and document care and husbandry for rodent animal species in accordance with departmental SOPS 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

Working on a rotating weekend and holiday schedule is required.


Primary Duties & 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 a room.
  • Monitor behaviors, illness, or death in animals and report to the supervisor, facility manager, or DCM veterinarian in a timely fashion.
  • Keep records of daily animal census and sanitation of animal room.
  • Perform additional duties as required by the supervisor, manager, and department.

 

Working Conditions

Must be able to lift 50 pounds 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.
Company Description
Washington University's collective success is greatly attributed to the passion and outstanding efforts of our community. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence and dedicated to carrying out our missions of research, teaching, and patient care.

WashU prides itself on being a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our people work together in an inclusive community that celebrates diverse perspectives, collaboration, and innovation. We are a community of individuals inspired to work together to develop big ideas and tackle challenging problems.

We value the well-being of our people. Washington University strives to create a positive employee experience where faculty and staff thrive, both personally and professionally. Our faculty and staff find meaning, connection, and vitality in their work and life with a healthy work-life balance and support to learn, grow and make an impact at WashU, the community, and the world

Washington University in St. Louis

Why Work Here?
WashU prides itself on being a place where people matter and serious work is done.

Washington University's collective success is greatly attributed to the passion and outstanding efforts of our community. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence and dedicated to carrying out our missions of research, teaching, and patient care. WashU prides itself on being a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our people work together in an inclusive community that celebrates diverse perspectives, collaboration, and innovation. We are a community of individuals inspired to work together to develop big ideas and tackle challenging problems. We value the well-being of our people. Washington University strives to create a positive employee experience where faculty and staff thrive, both personally and professionally. Our faculty and staff find meaning, connection, and vitality in their work and life with a healthy work-life balance and support to learn, grow and make an impact at WashU, the community, and the world

Address

660 S Euclid Ave

Saint Louis, MO
USA

Industry

Animal

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