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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Lab Animal Tech 1-U

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

 

You are invited to submit an application to be considered for one of multiple vacancies of the same position.

 

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 five (5) Lab Animal Technician 1 (LAT1) positions. If you love caring for animals, are customer service driven, have good communication skills, organizational skills, have self-starting abilities, value diversity, and want to a part of a highly talented and committed team, this may be the job for you. You will serve a 6-month probationary period with an hourly rate of $15.44 where you will learn the duties of a LAT1. When probation has been successfully completed, you will receive a 5% increase to $16.21 an hour. LAMS also has an Upward Mobility program and if you meet the criteria, you can be promoted to a LAT2 that comes with a 10% increase in your hourly rate within 18 to 24 months of hire.

 

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.
 

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.

Compensation & Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and committed employees and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization as well as have growth potential within the University. Additionally, UC offers a wide array of affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family.

  • Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary range depending on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on- and off-campus activities and services.

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.

Shift: First    Starting Pay Rate: $15.44 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $16.21 

Application Deadline:  11/05/2021 

 

Application Information

Candidacy for this role will be determined by:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • SUBJECTS AND WEIGHTS: 100% Training & Experience 
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Eligibility scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education.  

 

Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.

 

Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:   

  1. Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  2. Within 3 days of the posting close date:
  • email a copy to jobs@uc.edu
  • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
  • bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).

 

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.

 

REQ: 72381

SF:OMJ SF:RM SF:HEJ, SF:INS SF:HERC SF:DIV SF:LJN

 

Lab Animal Tech 1-U

Date:  Oct 16, 2021
Location: 

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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