Emory University Animal Care Technician III in atlanta, Georgia

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Oversees the daily operations of an animal care facility including the routine care of animals and maintenance of equipment.

  • Serves as a resource in the management of a particular technical specialty such as mice or primates.

  • Provides technical assistance to research and clinical medical personnel in the performance of research and emergency procedures.

  • Feeds animals and supervises the administration of special diets and medication.

  • Assists veterinarians with grooming and pre- and post-operative animal care.

  • Collects blood, urine and other required specimens from animals as requested for medical research.

  • Observes and monitors animals for signs of illness, trauma or social instability.

  • Monitors environmental conditions in animal housing facilities and inspects the condition of facilities and equipment for cleanliness and proper operation.

  • Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals.

  • Maintains daily records pertaining to animal care.

  • Complies with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment.

  • Follows protocol in the proper containment and disposal of biohazardous waste and contaminants.

  • Assists in training other animal care providers.

  • May act in a lead capacity in the supervisor's absence.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of animal husbandry/care experience

  • OR certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and 3 years of animal husbandry/care experience

  • OR 5 years of animal husbandry/care experience.

  • 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.

Additional Details

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Job Number 15239

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Div of Animal Resources

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals.

Job Category Laboratory

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322