Animal Research Technician IFull Time NYU Langone Hospital posted 8 months ago
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Animal Research Technician I.
Responsible for participating in the cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters. Provides routine care of research animals. Monitors and controls environmental conditions. Maintains a variety of records (log of room activities). Monitors supplies for specific animal quarters. Assists with relocation of facility equipment and supplies. Assists in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements related to care of laboratory animals.
- CLEANING: Participates in the cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters. Rotates animal cages and racks for cleaning following established schedule. Sweeps and mops animal quarters thoroughly. Disinfects walls and sanitizes animal quarters using appropriate compounds and techniques. Performs additional cleaning of area as required, or upon request. Required to change up to and including a minimum of 300 cages per day.
- ANIMAL CARE: Provides routine care of research animals. Feeds animals in assigned areas following established schedule. Provides adequate food, bedding, enrichment devices and water as required. Checks animals daily to identify sick animals. Notifies veterinary technician of any unusual conditions. Weighs animals as required. Assists Veterinary Technician by restraining animals for minor procedures. Administers medications (pills, injections) on weekends and as instructed. Receives, checks in animals and materials and delivers to correct locations. Perform routine weekend and holiday overtime as scheduled.
- ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Monitors and controls environmental conditions. Periodically checks temperature, ventilation and lighting in animal rooms and related areas. Adjusts conditions as required. Notifies supervisor of problems with related equipment (heating/air conditioning systems, etc.).
- RECORDKEEPING: Maintains a variety of records (log of room activities). Records information accurately and promptly. Records, write, and communicate data to all NYULMC staff on the appropriate level. Completes recordkeeping in accordance with outlined procedures. Maintains records in an organized and up-to-date manner.
- INVENTORY CONTROL: Monitors supplies for specific animal quarters. Maintains adequate supplies by monitoring levels on an ongoing basis. Checks availability of supplies and restocks all areas as required. Advises supervisor of shortages in timely manner.
- EQUIPMENT/SUPPLIES: Assists with relocation of facility equipment and supplies. Transports facility equipment and supplies to new locations, as instructed. Completes assignments on timely basis. Reports delays or problems to Supervisor. Orders and maintains an inventory of supplies. Ensures adequate levels of room supplies are available on an ongoing basis.
- REGULATORY COMPLIANCE: Assists in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements related to care of laboratory animals. Maintains awareness of regulatory requirements applicable to responsibilities. Follows departmental procedures in order to implement Enrichment Program for all laboratory animals. Ensures necessary documentation is maintained up-to-date and thorough.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
To qualify you must have a High school diploma or equivalent and two years experience in an animal research facility.
Able to speak and write fluent English.
AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level required. 2 year college degree in an animal or biological sciences course of study may substitute for ALAT. Current and continued enrollment in such a program may substitute for the actual degree. Applicant will be expected to achieve at least ALAT certification within 1 year of hire for continued employment. 3 years of documented animal husbandry experience may substitute for ALAT. Applicant will be expected to achieve at least ALAT certification within 1 year of hire for continued employment.
Required Licenses: Asst Lab Animal Technician
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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