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Lab Animal Tech 1-U

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL

 

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

 

Job Overview

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) department is seeking to fill two (2) Lab Animal Technician 1 (LAT 1) positions. An LAT 1 will need to have good communication skills, organizational skills, have self-starting abilities, work cooperatively with the Team, value diversity, be reliable, and project a positive image of the institution. They will be the front-line representative for the LAMS department in caring for the lab animals according to the Animal Welfare guidelines. 

 

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to animal bites and diseases; exposure to animal waste, urine, feces, blood, dander (allergens), and odors; exposure to dust, hot water and steam.
 

OPPORTUNITIES:
An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
Growth potential within the university.

Essential Functions

  • Perform duties of Laboratory Animal Aide (LAA) positions plus:
  • Maintain sanitation and husbandry programs for a variety of animal species, housing systems, and equipment in accordance with written SOPs. Maintain records on daily log sheets and other forms in accordance with SOPs. Provide basic and special care for cage level barrier housed transgenic and knockout genetically engineered rodents.
  • Observe, record, and report on the health status of animals; determine acceptability of an animal to be maintained in university facilities. Receive, properly identify, and transfer animals to holding cages based on written, oral, or picture directions. Monitor environmental conditions for a variety of animal species (temperature, relative humidity, illumination requirements, air flow, etc.) and report out-of-range conditions to Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) management. Report any facility problems to LAMS management.
  • Assist the veterinary clinical staff with restraint and treatment of animals; administer medications and special diets; collect specimens/samples. Maintain records on daily observations and report any and all observed health problems.
  • Assist research staff, LAMS staff, and students with restraint of animals and special housing per supervisor approved service requests.
  • Assist with the maintenance of rodent breeding programs, including weaning and identification.
  • Maintain equipment and perform minor repairs; operate cage washers, autoclaves, and laundry washers and dryers. Prepare special protective clothing for use in barrier animal holding areas.
  • Assist with training of LAAs. May coordinate the work of LAA positions.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Some positions may require a current valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Required Experience

One (1) year of related experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Self-starting ability
  • Good communication skills, willingly works with supervisor and accepts direction
  • Maintains a good attendance and punctuality record
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize work and set priorities
  • Works harmoniously with all and values diversity
  • Projects a positive image of the institution.
     

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must pass a physical examination and test negative for active infectious tuberculosis prior to starting employment. Must have the ability to lift up 40 pounds.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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