Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician - 12121BR

Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician

Department: 
Animal Care Unit
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Entry level animal husbandry position. The incumbent plays an integral role in ensuring research animals and facilities are maintained consistent with exemplary standards of animal care. Under immediate supervision, the incumbent provides routine husbandry and care of research animals. Responsibilities also include cage sanitation and preparation for reuse. Requires work on weekends and holidays.

Job Description

30% Provides diligent and responsible animal care. Feeds and waters animals. Changes and clean cages. Sanitizes equipment and facilities. Records and reports animal abnormalities including altered eating, drinking, waste elimination, behavior, superficial lesions, and/or death. Assists with technical procedures including record keeping, animal identification, breeding, sexing, specimen collection, preparing diets, and euthanasia. Records and reports environmental abnormalities. Provides routine physical maintenance of assigned areas. Performs other duties as assigned.

70% Performs routine duties associated with cage sanitation and preparation for reuse in a research setting including cage maintenance, monitoring equipment for proper function and maintaining sanitary conditions. Operates mechanical washers and ensures cage washing and related equipment are in proper working orders. Performs routine start-up and shut down procedures. Operates autoclaves to sterilize or decontaminate caging and equipment. Assists in receiving and storing materials, food, and supplies. Transports caging and supplies between animal rooms and cage wash facilities including intra-institutional transfers. Maintains sanitary condition of cage wash facilities and other ancillary areas including corridors and storage rooms. May assist in training other animal science workers or student assistants. Works independently. Takes necessary precautions to adhere to OSHA standards, other applicable federal and state regulations, and ACU standard operating procedures when working with hazardous agents, animals, and power equipment.

Required Qualifications

1. High School diploma or GED equivalency and one year of relevant experience.
2. Valid driver’s license.
3. AALAS certification at ALAT level or AALAS certification within 6 months of eligibility

Position Requirements:
Must be able to perform physical tasks, such as gripping, reaching, bending, and have ability to regularly lift 51-100 pounds (with or without accommodation).

Preferred Qualifications

1. Some post-secondary education.
2. Prior animal industry or research experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review begins on June 18, 2018 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is assembled or the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kendra Clark, 785-864-8844

Advertised Salary Range

$31,608 minimum

Application Review Begins

18-Jun-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
12121BR
Department:
Animal Care Unit
Location/Division:
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
18-Jun-2018
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