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Chicago, IL
Animal Care Technician
Chicago, IL
Quitzon, Harvey and Wunsch
Chicago, IL
Animal Care Technician
  • Provide oversight and direction for undergraduate workers assigned to work with Faculty involved in animal research
  • Provide general husbandry and perform cage change procedures following customer Guidance Documents
  • Other duties may include housekeeping/janitorial , inventory management, receiving goods, stocking supplies and other work in support of a vivarium
  • Other duties may include housekeeping/janitorial, inventory management, receiving goods, stocking supplies and other work in support of a vivarium
  • Perform sentinel husbandry procedures to include assisting in receiving , housing and shipping sentinel animals as requested
  • Assist Group Lead and facility managers in room and facility audits
  • Provide simple veterinary care and treatments as assigned by veterinary technician, veterinarian or manager
Houston, TX
Animal Care Technician, Tumor Models
Houston, TX
Quigley and Sons
Houston, TX
Animal Care Technician, Tumor Models
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and company Policies and Procedures
  • Assist with the collection and processing of biological samples
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Perform animal receipts and animal body weights
  • Perform daily husbandry procedures
  • May handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of animals at the site
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Chicago, IL
Animal Care Technician, / Lead
Chicago, IL
Satterfield-McGlynn
present
Chicago, IL
Animal Care Technician, / Lead
present
  • Coordinate and assist in ensuring that adequate supplies are in the barrier, animal holding rooms and other areas as specified
  • Provide support in animal rooms changing cages and works in the cage wash operation
  • Ensure that all animal rooms are observed on a daily basis to monitor for sick, impaired or dead animals, and reports findings to the veterinary staff or alternatively to the Animal Facility Manager
  • Maintain quality performance of departmental and client objectives - including meeting/exceeding departmental standards with respect to animal health and welfare, facilities condition, sanitation levels
  • Coordinate repair and general up-keep of physical environment in areas of responsibility
  • Practice, train and assist in ensuring that consistent practices of general company and safety policies and procedures are followed, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances
  • Assist/provide input to supervisor/manager regarding personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Michigan State University
Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
Skills Skills
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Strong programming skills including experience with statistical software such as Stata
  • Cleaning of animal cages, pens, rooms, and other quarters: not limited to scooping, bagging, hosing, and operation of mechanized equipment (high-pressure sprayer, feed wagon, bobcat, tractors)
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime, after hours, and on weekends, including on-call availability
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment while consistently demonstrating regular and reliable on-time attendance
  • Maintain accurate documentation of animal records as directed in all aspects of job. Includes: ability to use correct error entry codes, with concurrent and legible recordings, review of documentation within 14 days of last entry
  • Ability to work with kennel cleaning materials (i.e., bleach, WysiwashTM , Kennel-SolTM, StingerTM degreaser, and various other cleaning products)
  • Capable of working in inclement weather conditions, capable of taking multiple on-site showers when working in certain buildings, capable of wearing full body coveralls, full face respirators and other tight fitting personal protective equipment
  • Ability to handle cash, accurately account for monies, licenses, and items subject to inventory and accurately make mathematical calculations and enter data
  • Ability to use a computer to prepare written informative narrative reports documenting investigative actions and incidents
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent is required along with a minimum of 3 years animal husbandry or equivalent experience
  • AALAS certified LAT
  • Valid state driver’s license if driving animal transport van
  • Lab Animal Knowledge
  • Initiative
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • 4 yrs. of animal husbandry experience
  • AAALAS certified LATg
  • Advanced computer skills
  • 2 years of college
  • Research Regulations
  • Planning
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Safety Management
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Temporary Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Cleans & sterilize cages, equipment, supplies, rooms (primary and secondary enclosures), etc
  • A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • MS Office suite 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs daily observations to check animals health status
  • Environmental monitoring with associated documentation
  • Unpacking and housing animals upon arrival
  • Responsible for preventative maintenance of animal facility equipment and supplies
  • Monthly sanitization of equipment and the facility
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Minimal one year experience working with animals required (small and large animals including poultry)
  • Must possess strong communication and multi-tasking skills
  • Be able to lift fifty pounds
  • Positive attitude, effective communication skills, ability to work well within a team setting, work with little supervision, have consistent attendance including being on time and willingness to stay late when needed
  • Completing work in a timely fashion, then helping other coworkers
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Feeding and watering of animals
  • Daily observations of animals
  • Cleaning of animal cages, pens and/or rooms
  • Room, pen and cage set-up for animal studies
  • Equipment set-up and operation
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of animal husbandry supplies
  • Maintain accurate record keeping
  • Capable and willing to work in inclement conditions, including extreme heat and cold weather
  • Compliance with federal ,state, and site regulations and guidelines (USDA, OSHA, GLP, SOP)
  • Must be willing to work on weekends and holidays
  • Minimum one year experience working with animals
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Preferred candidate would have ALAT certification (Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician)
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Support the association to maintain a safe working environment
  • Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard
  • Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified
  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public
  • Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Graduation or GED from accredited High School
  • 3 years of experience in a licensed, professional human and/or animal care facility
  • Must be able to stand, bend, pull, push, and lift up to 50lbs repetitively on a daily basis
  • Must be able to work variable schedules including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to be exposed to and work with cats and dogs on a daily basis
  • Credentialed Licensed Veterinary Technician Certification
  • Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Biology or related scientific field
  • 3+ years of experience in an animal hospital or clinical research environment
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Perform routine animal husbandry and welfare duties as directed
  • Supply appropriate food and water for animals housed in the vivarium
  • Clean and provide animal housing and associated materials/equipment within assigned animal rooms
  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff
  • Observe and record vivarium environmental conditions
  • Perform sanitation duties within assigned animal rooms and vivarium areas
  • Maintain and perform housekeeping of facility support areas
  • Support cagewash equipment operations and maintenance
  • Adhere to Charles River and facility departmental safety policies and departmental SOPs and guidelines while demonstrating competency in facility safety protocols
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and quality communication, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Basic computer knowledge such as email, online forms, web-based training and other basic programs
  • Other duties may include housekeeping/janitorial , inventory management, receiving goods, stocking supplies and other work in support of a vivarium
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Two to four years related husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT). Uncertified candidates will be required to achieve certification at the ALAT level within one (1) year of hire/promotion required
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Perform daily health observations with demonstrated ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness
  • Handle and restrain rodents
  • Maintain accurate records (e.g. documentation of various facility procedures & metrics)
  • Perform routine facility sanitation procedures; maintain a clean, clutter-free facility
  • Prepare and stock room supplies
  • Monitor and record facility environmental parameters
  • Perform euthanasia procedures as directed
  • Perform sentinel husbandry procedures to include assisting in receiving , housing and shipping sentinel animals as requested
  • Assist in receiving process; monitor the inventory and provide order requests for animal food, bedding and enrichment
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment (e.g. cage washers, autoclaves, laminar air flow cabinets, etc.) using approved validation technologies
  • Wash, autoclave and prepare caging and equipment
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to facility alarms
  • Discard expired (non-regulated) supplies
  • Adhere to proper handling and disposal procedures for hazardous materials
  • Keep assigned areas well maintained
  • Foster a safe work environment for self and colleagues
  • Provide logistical support, standard supplies and caging/ equipment for investigators
  • May provide study support on non-invasive techniques including, but not limited to, animal fasting, body weight, food and water measurement, mating, plug check, etc
  • Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline or CVT/LVT/RVT and no experience OR High School Diploma/GED and one (1) year related husbandry and technical experience required
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level preferred or within 24 months of job entry
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Facility Specialist III or facility veterinarian
  • Identify and sort animals by sex
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas
  • Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area
  • Education: High School Diploma or (GED) required
  • Experience: Preference will be given to candidates with previous animal caretaker experience
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) preferred
  • Position is part-time, 25 hours a week, benefit eligible to include: vacation, sick and medical
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Associate Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assist with receipt of birds
  • Feed & provide general care of birds
  • Move birds as needed
  • Monitor feed levels in Senior Group Leader’s absence
  • Participate in bird inoculations and harvests
  • Weigh chickens as needed
  • Perform housekeeping duties
  • Recycle chicken rooms
  • Perform basic grounds maintenance and upkeep as needed
  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
  • Other: Valid driver’s license
  • *For biosecurity reasons, employees in this position may not own or have other contact with birds/poultry/ducks/etc.***
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research
  • Schedule: 2-3 hours per weekend
  • Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred
  • Experience: Minimum of two years directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor or facility veterinarian
  • Dispose of animal carcasses following established procedures
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use
  • May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certified as ALAT within 18 months of hire
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Clean laboratory animal rooms and laboratory animal housing according to a schedule devised by senior personnel. Includes floor sweeping and washing, cage washing, changing of cage pans, removal of animal waste, changing and washing of water bottles and feeders, sanitizing carts, surgery tables, kick stools, water supply bottles and feed barrels
  • Education: High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D) preferred
  • Experience: Animal handling in a veterinary or commercial or industry establishment preferred
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • May serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties with guidance
  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of animals at the site
  • Observe animals for general health and overall well being
  • Clean primary enclosure and enclosure area for animals
  • Sanitize cages, enrichment devices and other related equipment
  • Measure and distribute feed to animals in accordance with established procedures
  • Provide environmental enrichment
  • Inspect feeding and watering devices for proper function
  • Review documentation of functions performed as part of quality control requirements
  • Perform quarantine & isolation procedures as they relate to husbandry tasks
  • Perform duties associated with the transportation, receipt, transfer and distribution of animals as assigned
  • Perform cagewash duties as assigned
  • Collect laboratory data and independently use equipment related to the collection of data
  • May perform basic veterinary technical and husbandry tasks with guidance, including the following
  • Experience: Minimum of 6 months related experience in animal research and/or husbandry preferred or must have demonstrated full knowledge of competencies and positive performance at the previous level. Experience working in a regulated environment preferred
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the ALAT level preferred
  • Other: Ability to handle common laboratory animal species. Basic knowledge of GLP regulations preferred. Ability to work on assignments that are semi-routine in nature in which ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required. Ability to receive and understand general instructions on routine work and detailed instructions on new assignments
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all CR and CHS SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research
  • Under veterinary supervision, administers medications per veterinary order. Performs, according to standard operational procedures, all types of animal euthanasia
  • Under veterinary supervision perform pre-operative anesthetic induction, intra-operative anesthetic monitoring, and post-operative monitoring of all research animals on routine and non- routine research protocols
  • Prepares the pre-operative room, the operating room, and the recovery rooms according to standard operating procedures and research protocols
  • Prepares surgical instrument packs according to standard operating procedures and research protocols
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the ALAT level or above required. Maintains current status on the AALAS ALAT certification registry
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Regularly monitors customer satisfaction and provides suggestions to improve quality and value to the customer
  • Demonstrated energy and desire to achieve and ability to take action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to plan, organize and schedule in an efficient, productive manner and target projects or initiatives that require special attention and focus on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the participation of human and animal research subjects
  • Ability to devise and implement clearly defined strategies to achieve business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to train people for current assignment and develop them for promotion, using feedback and personal example to encourage higher performance
  • Exhibits understanding of natural sources of conflict and acts to prevent or soften them
  • Ability to identify actual and potential issues and risks, monitor and enforce safety regulations and provide education and training
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area
  • Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols
  • Maintains accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility
  • Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures
  • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or semi-rigid isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas
  • Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensures and provides for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area
  • Experience: Entry level position but rodent husbandry experience preferred
  • Certification/Licensure: ALAT eligible after 18 months
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintains the vivarium and support areas through proper execution of assigned tasks. Directly performs the daily activities involved with cleaning and spraying cages, disinfecting and sanitizing equipment, and stocking supplies. Follows department procedures, to include but not be limited to: cage cleaning, room sanitation, equipment preparation and moving, and cage changes
  • Maintains daily husbandry tasks through proper execution of training materials and assigned tasks. Directly performs animal handling, carrying and holding animal cages and animals, using and moving carts, hoses or any other lab equipment and supplies
  • Follows department procedures to provide comprehensive observation and handling of various research animals. Assists with the receiving and housing of research animals; including preparing for the housing activity
  • Documents tasks in both written and electronic platforms in accordance with regulatory expectations. Documentation style must be neat, organized, and consistent with departmental standards
  • Maintains area of responsibility by practicing good observation skills and attention to detail. Physical dexterity, visual and auditory acuity, and sensitivity to changes in environmental conditions are utilized in daily task performance
  • Uses experience and training to make minor decisions to execute daily responsibilities to support animal care operations
  • Applies basic computer skills to maintain regulatory compliance and training to include but not limited to, email, calendar, and computer based training modules
  • Assures duties are completed accurately and in a timely manner not to impact pipeline activities and/or integrity of regulatory expectations
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Education: High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred
  • Experience: Minimum of one year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification at the ALAT level preferred
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Animal Care Technician, / Lead Resume Examples & Samples

  • Coordinate and assist in ensuring that adequate supplies are in the barrier, animal holding rooms and other areas as specified
  • Maintain quality performance of departmental and client objectives - including meeting/exceeding departmental standards with respect to animal health and welfare, facilities condition, sanitation levels
  • Conduct routine inspections of all animal holding and support facilities to determine the degree to which established levels of animal health, facilities condition, sanitation levels, environmental parameters and security are being met/exceeded
  • Practice, train and assist in ensuring that consistent practices of general company and safety policies and procedures are followed, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances
  • Assist/provide input to supervisor/manager regarding personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews
  • Serve as a role model for effective time management, communication and utilization of resources
  • Ensure accurate, high-quality work, and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols]
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • May serve as lead/primary technician and perform technical duties
  • Perform cage wash and any other duties necessary to ensure proper care of the laboratory animals as assigned
  • Collect and report animal census data
  • Perform basic and some intermediate veterinary technical and husbandry tasks independently, including the following
  • Education
  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required
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Animal Care Technician, Tumor Models Resume Examples & Samples

  • May handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of animals at the site
  • May observe animals for general health and overall wellbeing
  • Interact with Veterinary Staff to convey and address animal health concerns
  • Perform daily husbandry procedures
  • Perform animal receipts and animal body weights
  • Responsible for sample tube labeling and setup
  • Assist with study work and physical examinations as needed
  • Assist with the collection and processing of biological samples
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and company Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure that raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned
  • Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.) required
  • Certification/Licensure: None
  • Other: Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Understanding of regulatory requirements of study types assigned, as well as Testing Facility SOPs and the Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), as appropriate. Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines under minimal direction
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research
  • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use
  • Receives, inspects and puts away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area
  • Education: Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Experience:Minimum of one year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certified as ALAT preferred
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area
  • Provide guidance and training to new and less experienced staff in normal husbandry practices and animal receipt
  • Assist Group Lead and facility managers in room and facility audits
  • Actively participate in animal enrichment program
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site Supervisor or facility veterinarian
  • Provide simple veterinary care and treatments as assigned by veterinary technician, veterinarian or manager
  • Perform isoflurance anesthesia
  • Perform microchip placement in various species (i.e. rodent, rabbit, G. Pigs)
  • Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. Read various identification systems (notches, microchips, toe clips)
  • Perform rodent ear tag placement
  • Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in animal or life sciences field preferred
  • Experience: Two or more years directly related laboratory animal care and handling experience required
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT) or higher preferred; LAT eligibility and successful achievement of LAT certification within one (1) year of hire/promotion required
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Provide animal husbandry to a variety of animals including non-human primates (NHP). This will include daily observation, feeding, watering, exercising and providing environmental enrichment to research animals housed in multiple facilities
  • Monitor animal room light cycles and document room environment (temperature and humidity) on a daily basis. Sanitize animal cages and equipment. Receive animals and supplies from vendors and properly house the animals and store supplies according to established SOPs
  • Prepare animal diets, cages and water for autoclaving. Operate autoclaves to sterilize animal food, water and equipment
  • Review/inspect the animal facility area and report problems to Supervisor (and or Physical Plant, Facilities or Energy Management) so work orders for repairs can be prepared
  • Assist veterinary and research staff with animal procedures such as collection of biological samples and administration of medications/treatments. Observe animals for signs of injury, discomfort and disease and report findings to Supervisors and/or Veterinary staff. Assist with treatment of sick animals as directed. Assist with monitoring animal health status through the use of established sentinel program
  • 5% Monitor and change ventilated cage rack filters and animal room filters. Provide preventive maintenance on ventilated racks. Clean and maintain biosafety hoods and animal change stations in animal rooms
  • Participation in the department’s Emergency Response Team will be strongly encouraged
  • Must be able to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Other job related duties as assigned
  • High School or equivalent
  • Animal care experience, experience in an animal research facility preferred
  • Fluent in English with strong oral and written communication skills and computer literacy
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or work experience may be considered
  • Knowledge
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for carrying out the Animal Care Services' (ACS) directives and SOPs as governed by the Animal Welfare Act and all applicable rules and regulations. Provides basic animal husbandry to a variety of species being used for biomedical research. This includes housing animals, cleaning cages, feeding, watering, weighing animals and restraining animals
  • Observes and reports animals for signs of illness, injury, and physical or behavioral changes. Under supervision, performs euthanasia using carbon dioxide with approved alternate secondary method. Observes, documents, and reports changes in environmental parameters outside acceptable ranges, e.g. temperature, humidity, lighting, etc. Restrains and handles animals for treatment
  • Sanitizes equipment and animal holding facilities. Ensures housing and environmental compliance with the "NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Maintains supply stock in all assigned rooms for daily use of investigative staff
  • May be assigned to cage wash operations and will perform routine duties associated with cage sanitation and preparation for reuse in a research setting including cage maintenance, monitoring equipment for proper functioning and maintaining sanitary conditions. Operates washers and ensures that cage washing and related equipment are in proper working order by cleaning, and preventive maintenance. Will perform routine start-up and shut down procedures of cage wash operations. Operates autoclave to sterilize or decontaminate caging equipment Will assist in receiving and rotating feed and supplies. Transports caging supplies between animal rooms and cage wash rooms. Will sanitize cage washing rooms and other support areas, such as hallways and storage rooms. May be asked to provide guidance, instruction and direction to cage wash trainees following directives provided by facility supervisor/manager
  • Required to keep up to date on SOP's in Policy Manger and input their time worked on PeopleSoft using facility computers during normal working hours. Ensure that Leave Request Forms, OT forms , Weekend Forms are submitted timely to area supervisor/manager
  • Changes cages transferring animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to maintain individual animal identity; feeds and water animals according to ACS SOP's and veterinary orders; documents activities performed on appropriate logs
  • Observes and reports animals for signs of illness, injury, and physical and behavioral changes
  • Observes, documents, and reports changes in environmental parameters outside acceptable ranges, e.g. temperature, humidity, lighting, etc
  • Under supervision, performs euthanasia using carbon dioxide with a secondary method
  • Restrains and handles animals for treatment
  • Identifies incoming animals and houses according to specific requirements; maintains identification of animals using cage cards, tags, collars
  • Completes cage wash activities and animal caretaking checklists, log, and documenting accurately and within appropriate time frames
  • May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment
  • Prefer HS degree or higher with at least 3 years' experience with research animal care at a research institution or other appropriate environment
  • Strongly prefer AALAS ALAT certification at time of hire or within 18 months of hire
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs duties of Animal Care Technician I
  • According to ACS SOP's completes more complex animal caretaking duties and begins to specialize in the car of individual species
  • Operates cage washers, autoclaves and or incinerators in accordance with the established procedures
  • Follows established procedures to minimize contamination and insure optimum results for researchers
  • Observes animals, recognizes and reports early manifestations of disease such as labored breathing, lethargy, sore, and dehydration
  • Restrains animals for examination or injections, collects urine and/or fecal samples as directed by veterinary staff
  • Collects specimens for clinical analysis and obtains vital signs as directed by veterinary staff
  • Recognizes and reports symptoms of specific disease conditions
  • Monitors health status of postsurgical and experimental animals
  • May provide assistance to researchers as directed by Operations Manager
  • Prefer HS degree or higher with at least 3 years' experience with research animal care at a research institution or other appropriate environment. Strongly prefer AALAS LAT certification at time of hire or within 18 months of hire
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Responsible for carrying out the Animal Care Services' (ACS) directives and SOPs as governed by the Animal Welfare Act and all applicable rules and regulations. Provides more complex animal husbandry to a variety of species being used for biomedical research. This includes housing animals, cleaning cages, feeding, watering, weighing animals and restraining animals
  • Sanititizes equipment and animal holding facilities. Ensures housing and environmental compliance with the "NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Maintains supply stock in all assigned rooms for daily use of investigative staff
  • Required to keep up to date on SOP's in Policy Manger and input their time worked on PeopleSoft using facility computers. Ensure that Leave Request Forms, OT forms, Weekend Forms are submitted timely to area supervisor/manager
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Ability to build working relationships to solve problems and achieve common goals and work effectively and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position, including, but not limited to, lifting fifty (50) pound bags of feed and bales of hay.Push full wheel barrels, and carry 5 gallon (40 lb.) water buckets and feed to animals over uneven terrain, ice, mud.Must be able to catch and restrain large (1000 lb.) animals and have the stamina to hold up horse legs while performing hoof care, restrain goats and sheep for hoof care, deworming and clipping and/or shearing.Move 200 lb. market hogs onto trailers.Move 500 lb. hog sows in farrowing house. Repair fences and move calf hutches
  • Must be capable of climbing into the squeeze chute and over fences
  • Must have the ability to safely operate hand-held power tools and heavy equipment (some operable using hand and foot pedals) i.e. tractors, skidsteer/bobcat, manure spreader etc
  • Ability to complete tasks outdoors in all types of weather (snow, sleet, ice, rain, heat)i.e.: raking, shoveling, carrying feed and water buckets to animals, climbing, lifting, etc. over slippery, muddy, icy terrain
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, inclement weather, (snow, sleet, and ice storms) weekends, holidays and evening hours, as needed
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position
  • Meet acceptable background check standard, if required
  • 2 years of experience working on a farm, including the operation of heavy equipment. Working knowledge of cattle and chute system
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Required: High School graduate
  • Preferred: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level (grade 6). Certification will be required within one year of employment (grade 5)
  • Minimum one year experience working with animals (grade 5). 2 years of animal research experience (grade 6)
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to work and contribute effectively in a team setting
  • Animal Care Technicians work with a wide variety of animals and must learn about different housing and care needs of each
  • There is a high risk of being bitten and/or scratched
  • Many tasks are performed repeatedly
  • Must be responsive to changes that occur with short notice
  • Some weekend and holiday work is required
  • Must wear personal protection equipment e.g. masks, shoe covers, gloves, eye protection, and disposable overalls as needed
  • Must attend all required safety training and adhere to the animal care occupational health and wellness policy
  • Criminal background check required
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Monitor and change ventilated cage rack filters and animal room filters. Provide preventive maintenance on ventilated racks. Clean and maintain biosafety hoods and animal change stations in animal rooms
  • High School or equivalent and one (1) year of animal care experience, experience in an animal research facility preferred
  • Previous experience in the handling of multiple animal species, including Non-Human Primates (NHP) and Virus Antigen Free (VAF) rodents, is preferred
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred and will be strongly encouraged
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and computer literacy
  • Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing
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Asst Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Understands and follows all applicable standard operating procedures, in compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC standards
  • Ensures that the daily supplies of fresh food and water are adequate, and that all care requirements applicable to each experimental or teaching protocol are met accurately and consistently for every animal
  • Becomes familiar with and is able to recognize common signs of clinical illness in animals, including changes in eating habits, stool, urine, behavior, or failure to gain weight at the expected rate
  • Sets up, cleans, and maintains animal housing units, including cages, aquaria, terraria, etc
  • Closely observes animal appearance and behavior daily to ensure well-being and to identify any signs of pregnancy, illness, disease, or unusual behavior; reports and documents all issues
  • Observes and ensures that proper environmental conditions (temperatures, light cycles, humidity levels) are met as specified for each animal room, recording relevant data on care forms and reporting any deviations
  • Reports any deviations in approved experimental protocol conditions, including errors committed by students, faculty, or staff
  • Performs housekeeping, cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection procedures in animal holding rooms and throughout the animal facility, including floors, walls, racks, and equipment, as needed
  • Identifies problems and reports them to appropriate personnel
  • Affinity for animals and respect for their welfare is essential. Must be responsible and dependable. Must be focused, reliable, and able to work both independently and as an effective member of the animal care team
  • Ability to adapt to a fast paced, ever-changing work environment
  • Must be self-directed and able to accomplish all responsibilities, even while working alone
  • Must not have any allergies to animals to a degree that prevents performance of required duties
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. (bags of feed and bedding), and to roll loaded tall cage and cage wash carts throughout the facility
  • Must be capable of bending and stretching to inspect and change cages at low- and eye-level, disinfect walls and ceilings, and wet-mop floors
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Basic computer skills including the ability to utilize common applications (e.g., email, Word, Excel)
  • One or more years of experience working with a variety of animals in an animal research or animal production facility
  • One or more years of cage wash experience acquired in an animal facility
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Interviewing, counseling and approving applicants in the pet adoption program and complete
  • Associated paperwork
  • Providing behavioral counseling services to adopters at the time of adoptions, as well as at any
  • Time after the animal is placed into the new home
  • Performing community outreach and customer service related to animal adoption
  • Assisting the public in locating their lost animals
  • Providing information to the public about all aspects of the shelter's services
  • Creating enrichment for shelter animals
  • Performing behavior assessments
  • Cleaning and caring for animals
  • Humane animal handling skills
  • Performing euthanasia of aggressive, unhealthy, or otherwise unadoptable animals
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12) grade, AND
  • One (1) year of experience with animals in animal control, welfare or animal-related fields
  • Adoption experience
  • Six (6) months of work experience in dealing with the public in a service-oriented job
  • Excellent team player
  • Knowledge of animal behavior, breed identification, and basic animal health
  • Knowledge of the use and care of applicable tools and equipment including office equipment cleaning and sanitary equipment and supplies, and animal handling and euthanasia equipment
  • Knowledge of humane care of livestock, wildlife, and exotic animals
  • Knowledge of dog and cat anatomy and physiology
  • Skill in humanely handling animals
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a variety of people under stressful conditions
  • Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position
  • A completed online application
  • Optional: resume/cover letter
  • Initial review of minimum qualifications
  • Phone screen
  • Panel Interview
  • Consideration of top candidates
  • Reference check
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Work within a team to provide care and maintenance of the living collections for the departments of Biology, Psychology, and other departments as needed. The living collection will include mammals, amphibians, fresh and marine aquaria, crayfish, frogs, insects, daphnia and ostracod tanks as well as plant life. Ensure the living collections are managed and maintained in a healthy condition
  • Determine appropriate feed and maintain feeding schedules and special diets for each species of animals
  • Perform routine bedding changes on a daily or weekly bases depending on species requirements and protocol specifications. Clean and sanitize animal caging, feeders, water bottles and other items as required
  • Clean and sanitize animal rooms and non-animal areas within the lab – to include floors, walls, and all surfaces. Monitor animal rooms and feed storage environmental conditions through daily logs for temperature and humidity. Monitor lighting systems for day/night cycles and proper air exchange
  • Perform routine daily animal health monitoring. Identify and report health issues to faculty member or veterinarian and prepare facilities for needed surgeries
  • Collect and maintain accurate records such as detailed information on animal weight, size, diet, behavior and health. Create and manage disposition log books, cage identification cards, and review data as needed to update and maintain accurate records
  • Maintain all inventory of supplies – food, bedding, disinfectant and lab cleaning equipment. Place orders and receive shipments
  • Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion
  • Provide oversight and direction for undergraduate workers assigned to work with Faculty involved in animal research
  • Serve as a resource and coordinate with faculty and staff from biology, psychology, environmental science, and other departments as needed to ensure proper interpretation of needs
  • Become current on policies, procedures and recommendations as outlined by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and American Association for Laboratory Animal Science through continuing education. Ensure that the facilities comply with all animal welfare guidelines and standards
  • Participate as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Attend IACUC meetings. Keep institutional and state animal use records including current protocols, animal inventories and other documentation and serve as the contact person for state and federal facility inspections
  • Plan for emergencies (i.e. snow storm) and prepare animals with additional supplies in anticipation of being unable to care for them for that period of time
  • Collaborate and cross-train with the Horticulture Laboratory Technician to develop the necessary knowledge and abilities to perform assigned job duties in the event of absence or as needed or directed. Duties will include watering of plants in the greenhouse and growth rooms, assisting with the maintenance of the aquaponics systems, etc. Work together to coordinate working shifts and ensure necessary coverage for the care and maintenance of the living collections
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Junior Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • High school diploma/GED and AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification
  • Completion of Post Offer Exam, Completion of Work Simulation or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable
  • Communication Skills
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • One (1) or more years of paid experience working directly with animals (primarily dogs and cats) in an animal shelter, animal control, kennel, veterinary, or zoological setting
  • Experience in animal handling and behavior assessment techniques, proper methods for the care and feeding of animals, cleaning of cages, kennels, and other areas
  • Demonstrated ability to handle animals in a humane manner under a variety of shelter situations, including willingness to treat animals as directed
  • Experience working directly with the public, providing quality customer service by responding to complaints, inquiries, and problems using effective listening and clear communication while dealing courteously, professionally, and tactfully with the public
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments and be flexible in a busy environment while maintaining composure under difficult and stressful situations
  • Ability to use a computer to prepare written informative narrative reports documenting investigative actions and incidents
  • Ability to handle cash, accurately account for monies, licenses, and items subject to inventory and accurately make mathematical calculations and enter data
  • Ability to work with kennel cleaning materials (i.e., bleach, WysiwashTM , Kennel-SolTM, StingerTM degreaser, and various other cleaning products)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment while consistently demonstrating regular and reliable on-time attendance
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime, after hours, and on weekends, including on-call availability
  • The most qualified applicants will be licensed veterinary technicians or have other advanced animal care experience
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • Education:High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./ B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred
  • Experience: Minimum of one year directly related laboratory animal experience in an AAALAC accredited facility, rodent and rabbit husbandry experience preferred
  • Certification/Licensure: Achieve Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification within twelve months of eligibility to sit for the examination
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Animal Care Technician Resume Examples & Samples

  • A Bachelor's degree in economics or another quantitative major
  • Interest in applying to a quantitative Ph.D. program (preferably in economics) and in pursuing a research career
  • Experience as a research assistant
  • Excellent grades are required
  • Strong programming skills including experience with statistical software such as Stata
  • Strong quantitative skills