Animal Job Description

Animal Job Description

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Animal provides assistance at the NPL-BI animal research sites, including animal husbandry and care, provision of feed, water, and enrichment materials, maintaining records of animal care, preventive medicine, USDA-required and study protocol-driven documents.

Animal Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide a service within JBIOS managed areas to colleagues and research groups by maintaining levels of relevant materials, along with ensuring equipment is regularly serviced and if necessary repaired if necessary
Sanitizes, maintains, and repairs caging materials as needed
Transport litter, waste materials, equipment, and supplies to designated areas
Clean and sterilize cages, pens, bottles, and animal rooms
Maintain rooms & equipment as necessary ensure area of responsibility is kept sterile, clean, tidy and in good working order
Provision of Home Office regulated techniques under JBIOS licenses & other scientific licences where applicable
Cleaning, feeding & watering experimental, breeding & stock animals
Basic pre and post-operative health care under guidance
Undertake stock control, ensuring adequate security and levels of stock are maintained and stock is distributed/disposed of as required
Assist in the maintenance of breeding colonies including accurate record keeping of breeding performance, updating databases and analysing routine data/information as required

Animal Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Animal

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: LAT, AALAS, ALAT, ALAAS, SCUBA, LATG, PC, CPD

Education for Animal

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the animal job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Science, Animal Care, Veterinary Technology, Sciences, General Education, Biology, Biological Sciences, Biological Science, Veterinary Science

Skills for Animal

Desired skills for animal include:

Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad
Equipment used in animal care and laboratory activities
Principles of medical asepsis
Animal health biological and pharmaceutical products
Entire MAH product portfolio
Animal research

Desired experience for animal includes:

Recording room environmental data on a daily basis
Record keeping of receipt & issue of animals
Aligned to the JBIOS service levels, contribute to planning and managing small projects ensuring the effective use of resources
You must be able to communicate well across different departments, with the hospital staff, and with clients
Works with other departments to coordinate activities impacting animal welfare
Oversee and supervise staffing and training needs

Animal Examples


Animal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an animal. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for animal
  • You will be in charge of running the day to day performance of studies according to protocols provided and in accordance with your Home Office licence and standard operating procedures
  • May provide technical guidance to other employees
  • Certification as Laboratory Animal Technologist as specified by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, or equivalent education and training
  • Minimum of 6 plus years of related laboratory experience
  • To support techniques such as rederivation and dissection for the research group and take murine biopsies under a Home Office licence
  • To isolate and purify DNA for PCR
  • To record and perform detailed PCR analysis using agarose gel electrophoresis and fluorescence imaging equipment, communicating data accurately and effectively to other team members and participate in data analysis., preparing reports and maintain accurate records in liaison with Primary Investigators
  • To interpret PCR results to identify specific geno-types within colonies
  • To undertake immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridisation
  • To generate data for the project under postdoctoral supervision
Qualifications for animal
  • Assist in developing SOPs and procedures for animal care processes and daily operations
  • Responsible for constructive responses to questions from Senior Management regarding animal operations department
  • Prepare required reports and records concerning departmental work activities and progress status for senior management
  • Must have 3 - 5 years’ experience managing a department within a laboratory research, animal facility, hospital environment strongly preferred
  • Veterinary Technician / medical experience a strongly preferred
  • Must have proven verbal and written communication skills

Animal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an animal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for animal
  • Operates cagewash equipment start-up and shut-down procedures
  • Maintains proper bedding levels in cages
  • May perform minor medical treatments of animals as directed by the veterinary staff
  • Observe and report problems involving animal care equipment and environmental support system
  • Perform tasks of animal care attendants as needed
  • Provides animal husbandry in quarantine, isolation, biohazard, or barrier-sustained areas
  • Receives, identifies, and houses selected animal species
  • Prepares special diets in accordance with principal investigators' protocols, and ensures special diets are provided to correct animals
  • Participate in providing on-the-job training and mentorship of lower level personnel
  • Administers commonly used and easily administered treatments or medications as directed by veterinary staff
Qualifications for animal
  • Must be highly organized and possess strong computer skills
  • Requires working in the ISO certified class 100,000 cleanroom, which requires cleanroom attire including hat, mask, jumpsuit, shoe covers and gloves
  • Minimum 5 standard grades (must have English, Maths and a Science subject) or Possession of an IAT Certificate
  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years of related laboratory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related field AND two years animal husbandry experience
  • Minimum of 5 standard grades, or equivalent qualifications, at level 1-3

Animal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of animal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for animal
  • Maintains computer databases
  • Complies with and wears required personal protective equipment
  • May assist in maintenance of breeding programs
  • Assists with the oversight of the animal care staff of the vivaria
  • Has knowledge of species specific handling, restraint, breeding and technical skills
  • Assists in training and ensuring safety programs are followed
  • Assists in writing and presenting animal care staff evaluations
  • Provides backup oversight of the facility in the absence of the Supervisor
  • Direct contact with a variety of animal species
  • Clean and maintain assigned areas – to include the maintenance of equipment
Qualifications for animal
  • You are required to ensure staff receives information from the previous shift and then communicate information to the next shift
  • Lead PMD process and performance discussions issues
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and multi-task
  • HSD with 2+ years animal care experience
  • Experience in a research animal care facility
  • Flexible hours - regular weekend work plus occasional weekday shifts as required

Animal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of animal. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for animal
  • Trains users to submit requests for animal and protocol transfers
  • Print out cage cards and animal receiving sheets as requested
  • Assist with inventory of animal cages (bar code scans) and supplies as requested
  • Review and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Make a monthly trip to Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) to transfer animals and supplies as needed by UAC staff and animal users
  • Serves as back-up to the Animal Procurement Associate Buyer, which would include placing and tracking approved-source animal orders/requisitions for all University investigators, reviewing weekly incoming animal list, reviewing room sheet information for accuracy, and reviewing health reports for incoming animals
  • Uses UAccess Financials to process purchasing transactions
  • Greets visitors, determines nature of business, directs to appropriate office/person, and notifies appropriate person of visitor’s arrival, answers inquiries and provides factual information verbally or by giving visitor relevant literature
  • Answers telephone, giving name of work unit, directs caller based on nature of call to appropriate office/person or takes message from caller, answers inquiries and provides factual information pertaining to work unit verbally or by sending relevant literature through e-mail
  • Provides customer service for procurement and front office customers
Qualifications for animal
  • An awesome team
  • Must be able to become PAACO Certified
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area (Animal Science, Poultry Science)
  • Full knowledge of disinfection, sanitation, and cleaning agents
  • Thorough knowledge of husbandry/handling/restraint techniques
  • Proficiency in the care and handling procedures for murine models of disease cancer or autoimmunity models

Animal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of animal. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for animal
  • Technical Support – supporting customers throughout the sales cycle and provide customer sample submission, data integration and data review, scoring, and other technical training while being able to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly
  • Sales Revenues – meet and exceed sales targets/goals
  • Market Development – Initiate market research and development of business opportunities for current and new services
  • Current Customers – Maintain and develop relationships with current key customers
  • Communication – Be able to organize and lead communication internally between business units to ensure all units and levels of the organization are focused in unison
  • CRM – Be able to effectively maintain activities, leads, opportunities, and communication within Eurofins BDI internal CRM platform to aid sales and operations in driving revenue and business unit communication
  • Permits/Certifications – Facilitate communication and applications for new animal regulatory certifications (ICAR/ISAG/CDCB) and import permits (USDA APHIS) for varying sample types and from differing countries to aid sales in driving global business goals
  • Trade Shows – Willing and able to participate in trade shows in both the animal and plant markets and offer technical sales expertise to customers
  • LIAISON WITH PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS – Alerts the Veterinary Services Staff on animal health related matters, individual animals in pain or distress or experiments causing problems related to the animal’s well being
  • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE – Maintains a current awareness of governmental regulatory and peer review requirements and guidelines
Qualifications for animal
  • Knowledge of dog and cat body language and behavior
  • Agricultural background with livestock experience
  • Vet Tech type experience
  • Occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, or crawl
  • Masters of Science or PhD preferred
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills, exceptional time management and be extremely computer savvy

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