Animal Trainer Job Description Sample
Animal Care - Kennel Tech / Dog Trainer
Kennel Tech/Dog Trainer Job Description
This position will work primarily in our kennels ensuring all dogs are properly taken care of. This position will also be providing basic and advanced levels of dog training to the dogs in our care. Dog training activities including basic puppy manners, housebreaking, leash training, behavior modification, and any other training requirements. Applicant must be willing to train and work with all types of breeds and temperaments, including severe aggression. This training will follow the Sit Means Sit patented training procedures. This position will eventually lead to the trainer working directly with clients and educating those clients how to train their dogs. This will be done through demonstration, verbal and written communication, direct teaching, and any other productive means determined by the client’s and dog’s situation.
Because of the constant interaction with customers, excellent written and verbal communication skills are a necessity. Also, the trainer must have excellent customer service skills, as excellent customer service is one of Sit Means Sit Madison primary goals.
Training will primarily take place at our training facility located at 3032 Progress Rd. Madison WI 53716. The training may also take place in the customer's home and away from the training center, therefore, the trainer must be a self starter and able to be motivated and work without direct supervision. Experience is preferred but not a prerequisite.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Keeping all kennels clean and disinfected.
Cleaning and disinfecting the entire facility.
Greeting clients and assisting intake process.
Conducting or supporting private classes and small group classes.
Take in Board & Train dogs and training them consistently throughout the Board & Train period
Assisting in or running marketing events
Working with veterinary offices, groomers, and others in the pet care industry to educate them on the Sit Means Sit method of training
Always maintaining a professional appearance and attitude when in public representing Sit Means Sit (including when in a branded vehicle or wearing branded attire)
Continue to improve training skills and knowledge
Practicing safe training practices to ensure client, dog, personal and public safety – safety is always the number one concern and priority and when in doubt error on the side of safety
Helping to maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment
All other duties deemed necessary to provide safe, happy, confident, obedient dogs in a safe and productive working environment.
Must be at least 18yrs of age
Must have reliable transportation
Flexible work schedule including working 12hr Shift and working evenings and weekends
High School Degree or Equivalent
Team Player with great interpersonal skills
Desire to work in the pet industry long term
Great communication skills
Small Animal Anesthesia / Large And Small Animal Veterinary Technologist - West Lafayette - Veterinary Medical Teaching
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.Required: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.Preferred: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.Additional Information:This posting represents three vacancies.Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.Rotating shift: Mon
Thurs 8:00PM - 6:30AM, Fri
Sun 7:00AM - 8:30PM, and Fri
Sun 7:00PM - 8:30AMWill 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.VEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO
Senior Laboratory Animal Technician, Laboratory Animal Technician, Sur
The BioScience Division of SoBran, Inc. is seeking new talent to join our growing team at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring and nearby Poolesville, Maryland. It is our mission to provide a humane and high quality animal care program to facilitate research at the National Institutes of Health. As an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects, we also offer a range of comprehensive benefits and opportunities for advancement for our employees. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skills to our program.
We currently have the following positions available:
• Senior Laboratory Animal Technician
• Laboratory Animal Technician
• Surgical Veterinary Technicians
• Veterinary Technicians (All Levels)
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 Animal Science Center
Tracking Code 9078/J1317 Job Description Ensure quality animal care for all research animals. Maintain proper sanitation 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 Required Skills High school diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years experience required. AALAS ALAT (American Assoc for Laboratory Animal Science, Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification) Preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular
Veterinary Assistant / Animal Hospital Attendants / Animal Nurse
Hiring Veterinary Assistants (Not Certified) Immediately. Spanish Speaking OK! Apply in person only. Animal nursing, care and cleaning. Veterinary experience NOT required! Must be reliable and hard worker. Starts at $10/hr (training 6 months) with benefits.
Please visit our website at www.veterinaryspecialist.com for additional information about our veterinary hospital, services, and location. A map is available on our website Contact page for directions or you may consult MapQuest for your specific driving directions. Please DO NOT CALL for directions or to ask questions you can ask in person when applying because our front office staff is extremely busy! From the moment you arrive in our office, you are evaluated by staff so please present yourself as a professional. You can also visit us on Twitter @NewportVet or on Facebook www.facebook.com/NewportVet
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital
1610 W. Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
The Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital facility was designed as a personalized veterinary practice with advanced expertise, and cutting edge technology. This veterinary hospital is completely contained with it's own radiology, anesthesiology, surgery, cardiology, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and diagnostic laboratory abilities. We also provide urgent care for the surrounding community and exclusive residential boarding and bathing for our established clientele. As a Specialty Veterinary Practice, it is our responsibility to our community, our patients, and our professionto maintain the highest of professional standards.
Dr. Cohen, an Internal Medicine Specialist for pets, was the very first with his credentials here in Orange County, California. Now, with over 30 years of experience, he remains on the progressive "cutting edge" of the veterinary profession while remaining constant in the hearts of those who entrust their pets to his expertise and comprehensive care. Throughout the years, whether Dr. Cohen was teaching young veterinarians, lecturing to practicing clinicians, or volunteering in an administrative capacity, he always remained "in the trenches" providing direct care for sick and injured animals.
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Animal Facility Manager
ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, and Kūpono Government Services. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship. Laulima Government Solutions is looking for a qualified Animal Facility Manager to provide Scientific Support in a high containment facility. Description of
Support the following major areas of research:
Animal facility maintenance, animal care, and husbandry
Animal study support
Maintaining the health of the animal colony
Supporting the animal regulatory program
Support SIV research for the Division of Clinical Research.
Health monitoring, housing, nutrition, hygiene, written and computerized record keeping in the BSL-4 research environment.
Animal handling, restraint, technical laboratory animal procedures, use of specialized laboratory equipment including but not limited to telemetry, performance of laboratory procedures, surgery, observations, and euthanasia.
Veterinary medical care, veterinary medical assistance, pathology services, and animal health quality assurance.
Additional Laboratory Animal technician support as necessary to support activities at the customer’s division in Poolesville.
Receiving, identification and local transport of inventory services, animals, feed, bedding, supplies, equipment and correspondence including coordination of animal imports involving interactions with the government and overseas contacts.
Coordinating the schedule and transportation of animals and/or supplies between animal facilities and investigators’ laboratories and other destinations.
Collecting specimens, administration of oral or parenteral medication and research reagents, individual animal identification, providing surgical support, animal restraint, and maintaining records and animal health support services as required and in accordance with approved Animal Study Proposals (ASPs), SOPs, and Intra-agency agreements (IAAs), and laboratory support services as directed by a designated Government contact.
Developing and maintaining animal health surveillance programs, including executing appropriate specimen collection to monitor the effectiveness of sanitization and sterilization procedures, monitoring appropriate cage wash parameters (defined in the SOPs), monitoring incoming animal shipments for container integrity and animal health, monitoring the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and internal facility monitoring data for deviation from pre-established parameters, other quality assurance services as deemed necessary (e.g. water cultures) by SOPs.
Providing scientific/clerical/administrative/computer management (database, internet webpage, intranet webpage) support to the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) in coordination with the program of animal care and use and support to user Institute or Center (IC) in accordance with IAAs.
Cleaning, sanitizing, sterilizing, and performing preventative & emergency maintenance of the equipment, supplies, and facilities as outlined in ASPs and SOPs.
Conducting compliant waste management activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory requirements, agency policies and any future guidance stipulated by the Radiation Safety Branch or the Environmental Protection Branch, as well as facility SOPs. Collection and handling of newly generated Medical Pathological Waste (MPW) and chemical waste in support laboratory missions shall be processed, packaged, and stored or delivered to designated areas for pick-up.
Assisting with the development of new SOPs and modifying existing SOPs subject to COR approval as necessary to ensure that SOPs reflect currently acceptable work practices.
Providing animal environmental enrichment consistent with veterinary and IACUC standards.
Comply with the NIH Division of Occupational Health and Safety requirement for satisfactory completion of the Biosurety program and Select Agent program.
Play a role in ensuring that the Biosurety program promotes a security conscious culture.
- Comply with the physical security, protection of the division’s property, protection of information, cyber security, agent protection, control and accountability, safe disposal and waste handling, and personal security guidelines set forth by the division’s Biosurety program. Degree/Education/Certification
Formal education shall include a minimum of a high school diploma with preference given to those with a B.S. degree in animal science or other biological sciences.
Must be an AALAS certified Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) or a certified Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) currently in training to become certified at the LATG level. Required Skills and Experience:
Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
The Facility Manager must have at least five years of experience working in an animal facility, two of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
Ability to obtain/maintain DoJ Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval.
Must be willing to be immunized with licensed and FDA approved Investigational New Drugs (IND) recommended for persons at risk to occupational exposure of biological agents
Must be willing to participate in periodic drug screening.
Must have the ability to obtain/maintain certification in Chemical Personnel Reliability Program and/or Biological Personnel Reliability Program.
Must have the ability to obtain/maintain CDC Select Agent Program approval.
Willingness to work under BSL-2, BSL-3, and BSL-4 conditions. Able to wear respiratory protection. Desired Skills and Experience:
Experience in specialty areas such as rodent and rabbit facilities management, nonhuman primate facilities management, barrier management, biohazard containment and data management shall be required.
Comparative medicine research experience
Familiarity with hospital tools such as endoscopy, cardiac telemetry monitors, and Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Single Positron Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Ultrasonography imaging to systematically evaluate the pathogenic processes and clinical course of disease in animal models exposed to microbes.
Experience with viral Select Agents is highly desired
Good Laboratory Practice experience is preferred.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Basic understanding of laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
Demonstrate interpersonal, oral and written communication, and organizational skills,
Demonstrate ability to ability to work independently, design experiments, and analyze data Clearance:
Individual must be able to meet the requirements for Public Trust Level 5b. For this level, candidates must complete and pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) with fingerprinting, and a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI). Laulima Government Solutions LLC is a fast growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and sick time; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. For additional information on Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, please visit www.laulimags.com. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here to request an accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.
Animal Control Officer
Under the direction of the Field Operations Manager, the position is responsible for the apprehending and caring of animals, determining the disposition of animals, enforcing various related State and local laws and ordinances, responding to complaints concerning unwanted, escaped or other nuisance animals, and other tasks as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Animal Control Officer is the entry-level class in which incumbents receive orientation and training to perform a full range of animal control duties. Working Conditions/Environment: Be patient & tolerant of loud, fast paced environments (barking), dog waste, odor and hair. Physical exertion is required to subdue resisting and chase fleeing animals. Physical exertion is required to climb stairs and over walls with constant running, walking, crouching, crawling, kneeling, and twisting; standing or sitting for extended periods of time; Must have the capability to hear, speak and see to communicate with the general public. Physical effort is required to lift/carry injured/deceased animals and equipment of 75 lbs. or more with assistance. Great mental ability is required daily. Exposed to sick and potentially dangerous animals. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Serve as a representative of CCSPCA, demonstrating a positive attitude and progressive actions through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretions in all interactions with other employees and with the public.
Respond to calls, captures, and transports and impounds stray animals.
Interview complainant and identifies animals owners.
Establish quarantines to determine health of animals may impound seriously injured or ill animals and arrange for veterinary care.
Provide assistance to the public regarding animal control matters; Responds to inquiries and provides information regarding local animal control laws.
Pick up and transport dead animals for disposal.
Issue citations or notices of violation in the enforcement of ordinances relating to animal control.
Prepare officer’s reports and maintain files & records.
Maintain safety and security of Animal Shelter.
Protect confidential information by preventing unauthorized release, both verbal and/or writing.
- Input call information and write reports on Software System. Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of: Techniques for communicating effectively orally, and through written expression, experience providing information, such as explaining rules and regulations to the public, preferably in the handling, care and control of animals.
Read, understand, and explain applicable State and local laws, regulations, and ordinances; obtain cooperation and compliance from members of the public by working tactfully and effectively; analyze a situation and adopt a course of action; exercise tact and independent judgment in dealing with the public; speak to a wide range of people; prepare clear and concise reports; present a positive public image; develop and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agencies and organizations; handle sick, injured, dangerous, or dead animals and decomposing animal carcasses in a safe and humane manner; learn the physical and behavior characteristics of animals; learn breed identification; learn and recognize symptoms of rabies and other common animals diseases; learn the safe and accurate handling of animal control equipment; euthanize dangerous, sick, or unwanted animals; make simple arithmetic calculations; understand and follow oral and written instructions; safely drive a vehicle; perform other tasks as assigned; and work independently. An up to date tetanus shot record is required. California driver’s license required without major infractions on DMV record. Must be able to pass a background/ drug clearanace. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email, and other computer programs such as Shelter Buddy, Petpoint and/or animal databases. Benefits This is a Temporary Full Time Position and benefits will be offered when incumbent reaches Regular Full Time Status. $11.50/hour DOE Day shift: 8AM-5PM. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
Animal Nutrition Regulatory Expert
Support the animal nutrition business team in North America by providing regulatory expertise for products used in animal nutrition applications. Contribute to product registration strategy, and provide registration timelines, fees and cost estimates (in close collaboration with sales and marketing departments).
Determine testing required to support regulatory clearances of individual products and/or product lines in USA and Canada. Coordinate laboratory testing programs for product registrations in compliance with national/international test guidelines and standards. Organize/following up on local field regulatory studies, including review of study designs, coordinate adequate reporting, and liaising with contract research organizations, laboratories, and distributors. Follow up on registration submissions with local stakeholders and obtain official certificates.
Prepare registration applications and supporting documents
Ability to work independently and have knowledge of the entire animal nutrition portfolio of products.
Work closely with Eastman legal staff and/or contracted regulatory consulting companies.
Work closely with Eastman IT and other teams staff to understand SAP data processes and labeling systems.
Participate on AAFCO committees and communicate issues with other Eastman staff.
Coordinate submissions of GRAS or feed additive petitions when needed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and by U.S. State government agencies. Interact directly with FDA staff as needed.
Participate in advocacy and product stewardship initiatives. Provide regulatory reviews in the Eastman Product Data Management system to permit commercialization of new products in the North America region.
Represent Eastman in trade associations and subject matter consortia
Participate on the Eastman Food Defense Team; become familiar with the US FSMA requirements.
Be a solid contributor in Eastman Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) teams advising the Animal Nutrition business.
Work closely with global animal nutrition staff (business, technology and PS&RA peers), largely based in some of Eastman’s European offices. Strong candidates for this position should have many of the following skills, or be willing to be trained in these areas.
The position requires a B.S.in a science-related field with at least 5 years of experience in a position which required knowledge of feed ingredient approval, registration processes and compliance programs in the U.S. that included interactions with U.S. FDA, U.S. state agricultural agencies and/or technical/scientific/research organizations.
Knowledge of feed ingredient approval, registration procedures and compliance programs in Canada (e.g. CFIA).
Knowledge of U.S. State requirements for sales of animal feed ingredients, including labeling and registration requirements.
Knowledge or experience with emerging regulations in the North America region.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong ability to communicate technical issues effectively to a broad audience of technical and non-technical personnel is required.
Ability to provide leadership to project teams on issues related to animal nutrition topics is required. Demonstrated ability to build team consensus and work effectively and collaborative in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with Eastman distributors or customers as needed. . Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day. Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.
Animal Care Specialist
Job Overview Covance’s Animal Care Specialist jobs will not only take care of your immediate needs but also help you with your career goals. Are you looking for a job that provides a competitive hourly rate ($12.00) AND offers full medical/dental/vision benefits?
Are you looking for a company that wants to help you with your future whether it is on job training or going back to school (tuition reimbursement). We also want you to take time off for yourself, so Covance offers 21 days of paid time off annually. The Animal Technician job is at our beautiful Alice, TX facility. Here are some of the job responsibilities you can expect: • Provide general animal facility maintenance and cleanliness to animals. • Set up animal housing • Maintaining and monitoring animal laboratory facilities Some things we would like you to know: • Animal Technicians work on a rotating shift.
First shift hours, but the days you work change and include weekends and some holidays. • This job will keep you active! You can expect to be on your feet walking approx. 5 miles/day. • The job will require you to lift up to 50 pounds. • Our employee’s health and safety is important to us, mandatory immunizations and screenings are required. Education/Qualifications • H.S. diploma
Experience • Some work experience required
Position TypeFull-Time Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
Animal Technician III
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. Under the direction of the Animal Resources Facility (ARF) Technical Service Manager and/or Attending Veterinarian concerning issues involving the health and welfare of laboratory animals. Performs all duties in compliance with local, state, federal and institutional guidelines and regulations. Responsible for assisting ARF Management and Lead Technicians with all components of the physical plant program. Responsible for performing various animal husbandry duties in a facility in which work is done with indigenous or exotic agents that may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure by inhalation.
Assists in training animal care staff in the following areas; microisolator cage changing techniques, room sanitation, autoclave operation, cagewash operations, waste disposal and other husbandry duties.
Coordinates and assists in procurement and inventory of supplies required throughout the facilities.
Provides direct work support in husbandry responsibilities including cage changing and cage wash operations. Is expected to fulfill duties and responsibilities of Animal Technician levels I and II as needed.
Requires a working knowledge of environmental and HVAC monitoring devices and alarms. Including an understanding of how a magnehelic gauge determines differential air pressure.
Assisting technicians with implementation and training for accurate record keeping including (but not limited to) room logs, health reports, cage card labels, autoclave records, cage wash records, animal census and other records as required. This includes assisting technicians with implementation and training of viewport and health monitoring records on PDA's.
Conducts routine inspection in coordination with the Supervisors and Managers of all animal holding and support facilities to assure compliance with our AAALAC accreditation standards.
Performs minor technical procedures on rodents without direct supervision. Technical duties may include medical treatments of rodents with minor injuries, weaning, toe and tail clipping, and euthanasia.
This position performs husbandry tasks such as cage changing, waste handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials and animal carcasses in the BSL-2/3 area. Duties include; decontamination of all biological waste leaving the suite, proper storage of contaminated waste after it has left the biohazard suite, sterilizing into the suite all materials needed to support murine pathogen free mouse colonies (i.e., microisolator cages, feed, bedding, water, etc.) Awareness of sterilization principles is required.
Responsible for receiving, unpacking and housing incoming animals following strict documented SOP. Notification of improper procedures documented and emailed to proper vendor/investigator.
High School Diploma or GED required. BS or BA degree preferred.
Minimum of four years of experience working in an AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility. Previous experience helpful but not required.
AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level is required within first year of acquiring position.
Working knowledge of laboratory animal facilities operations.
Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond timely to the needs of faculty, research personnel and ARF staff to ensure that excellent customer service is provided at all times.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Positive, professional leadership skills to coach and influence employees and conduct productive performance evaluations.
Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication, and that contribute to a congenial work environment.
Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
Working knowledge of laboratory animal equipment and supplies, including cagewash equipment, autoclaves and caging systems for a variety of common laboratory animals.
Knowledge of personal protective equipment requirements for barrier and non-barrier facilities and various biosafety levels.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The position requires direct contact with rodent species.
Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping in support of laboratory animal operations preferred. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law. Job ID: 2017-5942 External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org
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