Animal Care Technician IV (Lawrenceville, GA)
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The Division of Animal Resources at the Emory National Primate Research Center is currently seeking a full time Animal Care Technician IV to join our dedicated Animal Care team. This position is based at the Lawrenceville, GA facility. The primary responsibilities of this position include the ability to assist with husbandry and activities related to the daily operations of a large nonhuman primate breeding and research facility in addition to adhering to all established guidelines for proper care and welfare of the animals. The ideal candidate will be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, and demonstrate a positive attitude and compassion for both animals and people. This is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.
The Animal Care Technician IV will ensure the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Care Technician IV will work together with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the Animal Care Supervisors in consultation with the veterinary and colony management staff. The Animal Care Technician IV ensures the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI's, research staff, students, and other support services. This position reports directly to the Associate Operations Manager of the Field Station. However, there is significant contact and interaction with the Animal Care Supervisors. This is a 32-hour position with 2 16-hour weekend evening shifts (Saturday evening - Monday morning).
JOB DESCRIPTION:* Performs routine duties associated with animal care in a research setting. * Prepares food and feeds animals, maintains sanitary conditions, observes animal conditions and behavior, and collects animal specimens.* Perform basic treatments and procedures such as administering medications and fluids.* Care for infant animals in the nursery * Monitor environmental parameters and facility security.* May assist in animal restraint, maintaining animal housing and minor cage maintenance.* Performs related responsibilities as required. * Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:* A high school diploma or equivalent and five years of animal husbandry or related animal care experience OR 4 years of animal husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility. * Preference for AALAS certification at any level* The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.* Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:* Demonstrated outstanding working habits, including the ability to work independently and in a team environment* Excellent communications and decision-making skills.* Demonstrated ability to work in an animal research environment requiring continuous contact with animals* Demonstrated ability to understand established guidelines for humane care and welfare of laboratory animals as described by USDA and AAALAC* Working knowledge of sanitation practices, vivarium safety protocols, standard operating procedures, and basic animal husbandry* Certifications issued by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) * Experience working in a biosafety environment * Demonstrated computer skills proficiency
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:* This position has an indoor/outdoor work environment that may require working in inclement weather conditions. * This position also requires exposure to biohazards and potentially dangerous animals.* Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions* Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment* Requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as well as move/push heavy racks a short distance* Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat
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