Animal Trainer Job Description Sample
Lab Animal Trainer
Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and provide them with opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.
SoBran is seeking a Lab Animal Trainer to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Responsible for all activities required for technical training and government clearance of Intramural Research animal care personnel.
Description of Duties:
Work in each area of the animal facility and become knowledgeable about all aspects of facility operations, animal care support positions and keep abreast of any changes to procedural requirements
Develop a thorough understanding and provide insight to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and keep abreast of changes to SOPs
Assist in the development of a training plan for each position in the animal facilities
Work with Facility Management to identify and prioritize topics for technical training
Prepare lesson plans (hands-on demonstrations, instructional classroom, or a combination of these) and develop new training topics for each unit of the animal care staff, and make them available to every employee
Provide weekly training sessions for each unit of the animal care staff and make them available to every employee
Provide lunchtime AALAS classes at the ALAT and LAT levels. Promote AALAS certification and career development
Identify and coordinate for Investigator and other technical experts to provide training in specific fields
Ensure that each employee is trained and proficient in the current SOPs required of their position
Provide retraining and cross-training for individual employees when needed
Complete and maintain the proper training documents for each employee in accordance with the training database(s) and employee training files
Provide reports for quality assurance animal facility walk throughs on a monthly basis
Assist in the editing of orientations, flow charts, etc.
Conduct training for employees who are newly hired, have changed job positions, have transferred from other facilities, and provide special training to correct deficiencies
Conduct employee assessments to determine appropriate knowledge base to meet the performance criteria of their position
Assist employees with completing security clearances and NIH mandated training courses
Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff
Provide and perform other training or duties as requested
Education Required: Must have a B.S. degree or equivalent, be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) and be currently eligible for the LATG certification and become LATG certified within 12 months of obtaining the position.
Experience Required: Successful candidate will have Experience with multiple animal species, both husbandry and technical expertise. Must have experience in laboratory animal care, facilities operations/management, biohazard containment and data management. Experience with animal biosafety level 3 preferred. Must be able to complete an intensive background investigation through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) and pass a security risk assessment through the FBI and Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Trainer as outlined.
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
LAB Animal Tech Ii,Bumc Lab Animal Science Center (5913/D3018)
Ensure quality animal care for all research animals. Maintain proper sanitization of all animal equipment, research facility and materials.
Strictly follow all institutional, local, state, federal regulations, policies and procedures to assure proper animal health and welfare. Responsible for basic animal husbandry for regulated species-consist of nonhuman primate, large animals, rabbit, chinchilla, guinea pig, hamster, other. Also responsible for basic animal care inclusive of Animal Biosafety Levels:
ABSL-1, ABSL-2 and Chemical Containment Levels: CCL-1, CCL-2, CCL-3
High school diploma or GED, 1-2 years experience, prefer AALAS ALAT (American Assoc for Laboratory Animal Science, Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification)
Boston University an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Purina Animal Nutrition Sales - Grass Cattle, Companion Animal
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition conducts industry-leading R&D initiatives that create and sustain a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Species served by Purina Animal Nutrition include both large and small animals, including cattle, horses, swine, chickens, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Lifestyle Product Specialist
- Grass Cattle, Horse & Show Feed Position Purpose:
- The Lifestyle Product Specialist
- Grass Cattle, Horse & Show Feed will focus primarily on; cattle, horse, show, and lifestyle animal feed sales.
This position offers consultative sales techniques which are utilized by calling on lifestyle animal owners within the assigned market area to evaluate and assist them with their nutritional program; the position also involves organizing and conducting effective educational meetings for 4H clubs, saddle clubs, horse enthusiasts, vets, trainers, lifestyle show clubs, etc. to enhance brand image and sell product.
The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting educational meetings/events, selling events to build store traffic, completing approximately 25 farm calls per week, and annually growing sales and market share in the above categories.
Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, related field or equivalent experience.
Candidate must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
This Position requires excellent verbal and written communication, focus, along with strong organization and time management skills.
This position requires high internal drive, a natural ability for relationship building, and leadership in a team environment.
Successful candidate should be competent in providing accurate feeding and management recommendations to lifestyle owners in the market serviced.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, necessary for success.
Basic command of nutritional recommendations to beef and various lifestyle owners.
Preferred Experience & Education:
- Strong background and previous professional experience with Cattle, Equine, Show, or Lifestyle animals, and has competed at a very high level with either horse or show animals.
Candidate has strong public speaking skills.
Currently is involved with show or horse enthusiasts that have influence in the market.
3-5 years previous experience with cattle feed rations, sales and consulting.
Percentage of Travel: 15% over night travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O'Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Animal Trainer/Presenter -- Animal Ambassadors
Position: Animal Trainer/Presenter -- Animal Ambassadors
Status: Full-time, Hourly
Department: Animal (Animal Ambassadors)
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is looking for experienced candidates for our Animal Ambassador Program. Applicants should be well versed in public speaking and interpretation and be comfortable performing live animal presentations in both formal and informal settings. In addition, applicants should have advanced knowledge and practice in Operant Conditioning and positive reinforcement training with a mixed species collection, particularly with birds and mammals.
Current animal care staffing levels are Animal Care Associate and Animal Care Professional. Qualifications and experience will determine at which level a candidate will be hired.
Essential Functions (including but not limited to):
General husbandry and care of assigned animals, including preparing and distributing approved animal diets.
Close observation of animal behaviors with a particular focus on appropriate appetite, mobility, and waste production to monitor health of animals; notification of appropriate animal care staff of any concerns.
Maintain detailed daily records on assigned animals.
Assist in animal procedures including, but not limited to, translocations, veterinary procedures, and crating.
Adherence to area's standard operating procedures (SOP).
Knowledge of safety SOP, safety concerns, and reporting protocols.
Knowledge of husbandry requirements, and the prevention of zoonotic diseases.
Knowledge of basic nutrition requirements for assigned area(s).
Inspect, clean, and maintain both exhibit and off-exhibit areas.
Propose and perform species-specific enrichment.
Promote active guest engagement through interaction with guests during both formal and informal discussions, during events, and as otherwise assigned.
Report animal illness, maintenance, safety, horticulture, or other needs to appropriate staff.
Respond to and assist supervisor in guiding the resolution of emergency situations (e.g., Code I, II, III) within the Zoo.
Guide subordinate co-workers on intermediate procedures.
Observe safety policies and procedures in regards to the use of zoo equipment, materials, chemicals, and vehicles.
Qualifications and Experience:
AA degree or higher preferred.
Three or more years paid keeper experience in an AZA accredited institution.
SCUBA and First-Aid Certification for specific areas.
Knowledge of Word Processing software and Spreadsheet software.
Must have good written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively participate in guest engagement activities.
Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented.
Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information.
Ability to appropriately apply animal training through the use of operant and classical conditioning.
Thorough knowledge of zoonotic diseases and prevention.
Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with members of all department, and to work effectively alone and in group setting.
Deal courteously and tactfully with employees, peers, superiors, and the general public.
Must have the ability to follow specific instructions and also be comfortable self-directing.
Must be flexible and have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude with the public.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
Capacity to anticipate: ability to think ahead and plan.
Capacity to change: ability to identify and correct operational problems quickly.
Must be able to think logically and solve problems with minimal guidance.
Conducts all activities in alignment with AZA standards and guidelines, all relevant laws and regulations, safety standards, and standards that ensure animal welfare.
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions typical to west central Florida (i.e., heat, rain, or cold).
Possess visual, hearing and other sensory and cognitive capacity appropriate for animal care and general safety practices.
Ability to use radio, telephone, and computer to communicate and follow written and verbal instructions.
Must be able to work in a variety of physical positions, including sitting, bending, standing, and walking, and to engage in physical labor (raking, sweeping, shoveling).
Must have ability to navigate paved as well as rough terrain on foot and by vehicle.
Must be able to safely and effectively engage in heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds).
Ability to work long hours and varying shifts, including nights and week-end, to support special events and the needs of the collection.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Domestic Animal Trainer/Behavior Program Supervisor
Job Title: Behavior Program Supervisor
Reports To: Director of Behavior and Training
- This opening is for a total of three (3) positions*
- One Behavior Program Supervisor for each location, Detroit, Westland and Rochester*
The Behavior Program Supervisor implements enrichment programs intended to increase the adoptability of companion animals.
Oversee the enrichment program for assigned location/s
Implement enrichment programs that deter stress and encourage the emotional and physical health of dogs, cats, and small furries while they await adoption, evaluation or cruelty holding
Develop action plans for animals with special enrichment/training needs
Develop training presentations and facilitate trainings to volunteers and support staff to educate on the methods of behavioral intervention, providing coaching and monitor to ensure proper implementation
Assist in evaluation regarding assessment test administration, questions on specific animals, and decisions regarding animal behavior
Provide written summary reports and/or feedback on behavior evaluations, make recommendations on disposition, placement, and euthanasia
Educate/assist with dog-dog introductions
Represent the organization at various events, meetings or other gatherings
Maintain data tracking system, reports and measure results against corporate goals
Inventory equipment and supplies utilized for the enrichment program
Perform miscellaneous duties as directed, when needed
Animal evaluation, training, and behavior modification experience
Self-sufficient, performs well with minimal supervision
Strong supervisory skills, able to supervise diverse groups of individuals
Customer service skills, ability to handle conflict appropriately
Presentation development and facilitation skills
Manage multiple projects simultaneously
Reporting/data management experience
Demonstrate safe animal handling at all times; Manage/control animals up to 100 pounds
Minimum 2 years of animal trainer or behavior counseling preferred or 3 years of animal handling experience
Minimum 2 years of supervisor experience preferred
Presentation/facilitation experience preferred
Membership in accredited positive behavior/training organization (APDT, IABC, etc.) preferred
CCPDT Certified or certification obtained within a year of hire date
Microsoft Office proficiency and intermediate computer skills are required
Any allergies must be controlled through medication
Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds and able to control/manage animals up to 100 pounds
Must be able to handle large, active animals
Exposer to loud noises, strong smells, animal fluids and waste
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. It is commonplace to work daily with large, strong animals that move erratically. Animals must be walked and cleaned up after multiple times per day.
Salary: $30K - $35K
Please no phone call, email, or fax inquires
Michigan Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
Animal Caretaker I - Small Animal Care Attendant
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for an Animal Caretaker I, Small Animal Care Attendant, in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC). The LVMC provides specialized care and comprehensive medical and surgical services for companion animals throughout Iowa and surrounding states. Our clinicians, residents and interns, technicians, staff, and senior veterinary students work in teams to provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art care to animal patients.
This position is responsible for providing basic care to the patients in the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (LVMC) small animal hospital. Duties include providing basic care for small animal hospital patients, cleaning cages and feeding patients; cleaning and disinfecting common areas of the hospital and some equipment and stocking food supplies.
The successful applicant will have the ability to stand and walk repetitively; move, push/pull, and/or carry up to 50 lbs., follow and give directions, and be flexible enough to provide guidance and support when requested.
Small Animal Anesthesia / Large & Small Animal Veterinary Technologist - West Lafayette - Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Provide anesthesia support for small animal patients. Perform various types of clinical services relating to the following; anesthesia on small animals, emergency critical care, and large animal services. Provide instruction to veterinary and veterinary technology students and interns/residents, as well as assist with new ECC staff orientation and training. Monitor inventory/supplies and order when necessary. Perform record keeping tasks. Assist staff clinicians with various research projects related to anesthesia.
This represents three vacancies.
Associate degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program (or obtaining with six months).
Must be registered in Indiana within twelve months of employment.
Ability to work under pressure in emergency situations.
Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and 60 pounds occasionally.
Computer proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
A valid driver's license.
Bachelor's degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program.
Previous RVT work experience in a large animal veterinary practice or veterinary teaching hospital.
Anesthesia experience on small animals and large animal handling.
Previous teaching experience.
Experience with Microsoft Outlook and a hospital information system.
This posting represents three vacancies.
Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
Rotating shift: Mon
Thurs 8:00PM - 6:30AM, Fri
Sun 7:00AM - 8:30PM, and Fri
Sun 7:00PM - 8:30AM
Will participate in after hours on-call schedule (nights/weekends/holidays) when on the day shift.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: Nonexempt Defined Contribution Plan.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Lab Animal Caretaker - Division Of Laboratory Animal Medicine
The Division of laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts university and Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. DLAM is also obligated to insure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities are integral to the animal care and use program. All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius, either in Boston or Medford, housing in excess of 40,000 animals daily.
The Laboratory Animal Caretaker, under the supervision of the Animal Care Supervisors, will be responsible for the daily husbandry of laboratory animals, the monitoring of room environment, the sanitation of the facilities, and the maintenance of associated equipment.
0-2 years' experience.
High School Diploma or GED.
Must be able to read, write and understand verbal, as well as written instructions.
Must be able to work under conditions of animal odors, heat and humidity from cage washing rooms, and biohazardous materials and chemicals used in research.
Must be able to regularly lift and carry weights of approximately 50 pounds.
Must be able to work with a variety of research animals, including rodents, dogs, pigs, cats, rabbits, ruminants and ferrets. Upon proper training, must be able to euthanize animals.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
6:00am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday. Also upon proper training, work rotating weekends and holidays on both the Medford and Boston campuses.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Animal Services Supervisor
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$5,099.89 - $5,361.66 - $5,636.29 - $5,924.93 - $6,228.78 - $6,547.81
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: Week of June 25, 2018
The current vacancy exists in the City of Stockton's Animal Services Department and will be assigned to Field Services and/or Animal Shelter. The incumbent will work a traditional 5 day work week starting at 8:30am - 5:30pm Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday.
Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a "for-cause" employment status represented by the Mid-Management/Supervisory bargaining unit. (Classified/Represented)
This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time, regular status at time of application, City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list, the open list or a combination of both.
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting and a medical examination which includes a back evaluation.
Under direction, plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Animal Services Section, including enforcement of State and City animal services laws and the operation of a City/County animal shelter; performs other duties related to humane animal protection and services; performs related work as assigned.
This single position class has division level responsibility for administration of the City-wide animal services program within general policy guidelines. The incumbent is responsible for formulating policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the section budget, and directing day-to-day field and shelter activities.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
Participates in the selection of staff; provides for the training and development, supervision, and evaluation of staff; and recommends and implements disciplinary action as required.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, administers and directs the work of the Animal Services Section; develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the section.
Prepares a variety of reports related to short- and long-range City animal services needs, and develops specific proposals to meet them.
Develops and oversees humane education programs.
Develops, plans and implements targeted spay and neuter programs.
Recruits shelter volunteers and coordinates and oversees their activities.
Develops policy and programs related to the humane care of shelter animals.
Develops population control strategies for decreasing animal euthanasia
Assigns and directs field and shelter activities, including patrol. Enforces State and City laws regarding animal services, feeding, care, adoption, placement, quarantine, euthanasia and disposal, collection of fees, and shelter operation and maintenance, directly and through subordinate staff.
Assists in the preparation and administration of the section's budget.
Coordinates with County animal services on budget and revenue related to the joint shelter, mutual assistance policy and shelter procedures applicable to County employees.
Investigates and resolves complaints regarding animal services and shelter activities; ensures observance of safe working practices.
Works with other agencies, departments, concerned groups and private organizations to coordinate existing services.
Ensures compliance of section activities to pertinent codes, regulations and guidelines; coordinates with City Attorney on matters pertaining to enforcement, prosecution, legal interpretation and changes in local and state laws applicable to animal services.
Monitors developments related to animal services, evaluates their impact on City operations and implements policy and procedure improvements.
Prepares and maintains written records and correspondence.
Possession of a high school diploma or GED and two years of lead or supervisory experience in animal care or services or other related field. Registered Veterinary Technician certification or additional course work or training in animal services, animal behavior, public relations or law enforcement may substitute for up to one year of the required lead or supervisory experience.
Must possess a valid California Class C driver license.
Must be physically fit to work with animals and be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds.
Must be available for 24 hour emergency call back.
As a condition of continued employment, must possess or obtain within twelve (12) months of appointment, California Penal Code 832 Certificate; and must possess or obtain within eighteen (18) months of appointment, required training in accordance with Title 16, Section 2039 of the California Code of Regulations and the State of California Corporations Code, Section 14502. State of California Corporations Code, Section14502 re-certification must be maintained.
Principles and practices of animal services, animal care, animal law enforcement, humane education, spay and neuter programs, animal shelter and placement;
Supervisory principles and methods, including goal setting, program development and implementation, and employee supervision;
Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in animal services and care;
Safety regulations, safe work practices, and safety equipment related to the work;and
State and local codes, ordinances and guidelines pertaining to the work.
Planning, assigning, directing and coordinating field, shelter and office aspects of animal services;
Managing and directing programs and procedures for animal services and public education related to animal services;
Selecting, motivating, and evaluating staff and providing for their training and development;
Monitoring a section budget;
Analyzing operational and administrative problems, evaluating alternatives, and recommending or implementing effective courses of action;
Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards and management control;
Preparing clear and concise records, reports, correspondence and other written materials;
Exercising sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines; and
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; and forming working relationships with rescue groups as specified by California State Law.
Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include an oral and/or practical examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.
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The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.
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Notices and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondence is received.
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In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster services workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
Animal Attendant - Bastrop, Texas
This position will reside at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research located in Bastrop, Texas.
Salary Range: $20,000(min) $25,000(mid) $30,000(max)
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Animal Attendant position is to provide for the care of animals and the associated facilities within the department of Veterinary Sciences. This position will primarily support the Rhesus and Baboon areas and may assist in other animal areas as needed. Works weekends and holidays on a scheduled, rotating basis; may work overtime as authorized by the Manager. This position may be subject to working in biocontainment areas requiring compliance with specific protocols.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Animal Husbandry and Facility Maintenance
Performs daily husbandry and disposal of waste materials.
Operates cage sanitation equipment.
Prepares and distributes daily diet/enrichment.
May assist in transporting animals which may require specialized training or handling techniques.
Inspects lixit valves and water lines daily to ensure proper function.
Inspects assigned animal areas and maintain rooms, buildings, facilities, and equipment (including enrichment). Reports issues to Supervisor or Team Leader.
Performs basic housekeeping and restocks supplies.
Conducts animal health and behavioral observations. Reports changes in animal behavior and appearance to Supervisor.
May assist with infant care.
Administrative and Compliance
Adheres to PPE requirements.
Works safely in close proximity to animals.
Ensures appropriate animal access to shelter, food, water and distance from other groups.
Ensures proper cage and building lock procedures are followed.
Responsible for animal identification as required by area.
May need to respond in emergency situations.
Participates in SOP training and consistently follows SOPs and departmental policies.
Responsible for adhering to AAALAC and IACUC standards and USDA/AWA regulations.
Provides timely and accurate documentation and recordkeeping of husbandry and healthcare data (including GLP).
Other duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Education: None
Preferred Certification: American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification
Preferred Experience: Some experience working with animals.
Exposure to animals
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Exposure to Radiation
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Wearing Protective Equipment
Working At Heights
Working on uneven/slippery surface
Fine finger movement
Visual Color Discrimination
Attention to detail
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Responding in emergency situations
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
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