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Animal Technician 3

Yale University New Haven, CT
  • Posted: November 15, 2019
  • Full-Time

Position Focus:
Perform a variety of skilled animal husbandry duties and specialized services for animals and animal colonies, including properly housing animals, performing various procedures and skilled observation of animal conditions. Maintain general sanitation procedures as required.
Essential Duties
1. Observe and evaluate animals for signs of illness and stress and deviations in animal conditions. 2. Feed, house and handle animals in accordance with institutional, local and Federal regulations.3. Perform animal care with veterinary oversight which may include specialized drug administration, sample collection, and pre- and post-procedural care. 4. Maintain records of treatments.5. Provide husbandry and specialized services for animals in animal colonies. 6. Maintain, sanitize and decontaminate animal rooms and facilities within low to moderate hazardous areas, e.g. BL2.7. Perform rodent euthanasia services according to established standards and practices and/or assist in non-rodent species euthanasia.8. Maintain required records according to institutional, local and federal regulatory standards.9. Serve as a source of information to investigators and support staff on animal handling, restraint, and pre- and post-procedural care or sanitation services.10. May train and/or instruct staff on sanitation, animal handling, restraint and care techniques appropriate to level.11. Perform periodic decontamination, maintenance and rotation of equipment in facility washing centers. 12. Operate animal care processing equipment on either clean or dirty side and/or specific washing center; diagnose mechanical, technical and/or process problems.13. Maintain inventory of supplies.14. May act as a driver; operating vehicle in order to pick up and deliver animals and materials to assignment locations, applying proper animal handling and care protocols.15. Perform additional related tasks as necessary.
Required Education and Experience
Four years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of related work experience and an Associate degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education; or little or no work experience and an Associate Degree in Animal/Veterinary Science.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Ability to follow YARC Standing Operating Procedure.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to recognize signs of well-being, illness and abnormalities.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to understand and use short notes, basic written instructions and forms; ability to understand complex and detailed protocols.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
General knowledge of computer use and ability to monitor email.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:
Original Posting Date: 31-Oct-2019
Supervisory Organization: Yale Animal Resources Center - Husbandry
Posting Position Title: Animal Technician 3
Bargaining Unit: L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Labor Grade C
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 464 Congress Avenue New Haven, CT 06519
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard): Friday - Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Weekend Hours Required?: Yes
Evening Hours Required?: No
Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No
Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

Yale University


New Haven, CT
06532 USA

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