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Comparative Medicine
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  Job posted:   Tue Mar 13, 2018
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Comparative Medicine
Job Type/Schedule
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Mandatory weekend and holiday coverage on a rotating basis.
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
Essential Functions
Provide basic care and husbandry for a variety of animal species in accordance with established standard operating procedures (SOP), U.S.D.A., NIH, University and other government guidelines.
1. Maintain barrier rooms for those working with rodents.
2. Clean and change animal cages.
3. Feed, water and observe animals.
4. Report daily animal census and keep close surveillance of animal activity and health status.
5. Observe and monitor signs of unusual problems, behaviors, illness or death in animals and report to Supervisor, Facility Manager or DCM Veterinarian.
6. Clean barrier rooms and maintain room sanitation schedule.
7. Perform general housekeeping duties.
8. Perform additional duties as required by supervisor/department.
Required Qualifications
* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
* Must obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) within two years of position acceptance. Vaccinations and hearing protection required through participation in the Occupational Health & Safety Program.
Preferred Qualifications
* 3 years experience in a laboratory setting with animal care preferred.
* Up to 2 years post high school education at an accredited institution may be substituted for experience.
* Experience preferred in laboratory animal care functions.
Salary Range
The hiring range for this position is $12.09 - $14.90 per hour.
Pre-Employment Screening
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, fitness for duty assessment and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
* Retirement Savings Plan
* 22 vacation days
* 8 Paid Holidays
* Sick Time
* Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
* Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
* Free Life Insurance
* Health, Dental, Vision
* Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
* Long Term Disability Insurance
* Flex Spending Plan
* Other Benefits
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EOE Statement
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
*Job Title:* Animal Care Technician II / Caretaker - Comparative Medicine - 39603
*Job ID:* 39603
*Location:* Medical School
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Regular/Temporary:* Regular

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