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Animal Technician I - ACT

Company: Medix
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities: Provides daily husbandry care to research animals according to department standard operating procedures, state and federal regulations and accrediting agency guidelines. These duties include but not limited to; providing clean sanitized caging material for animals, fresh food and water for all animals and environmental enrichment on a scheduled and as needed basis.Monitors animal health and well of animals being in assigned areas. Reports all signs of illness of animals to the Supervisor immediately. Completes all required reporting documents and animal cage notification cards.Operates bio-safety cabinets, Animal Transfer Stations, chemical foamers, hydraulic lifts and specialized ventilated racks (if applicable). Reports all deficiencies of animals immediately to the Supervisor.Houses newly arriving animal colonies according to department standard operating procedures. Ensures that orders match the posted incoming animal log and assigned cage cards. Reports errors immediately to the Supervisor.Monitors environmental parameters of assigned holding rooms of animals for temperature and humidity. Records all information on the room log. Reports any deviations in acceptable ranges to the Supervisor immediately.Required Qualifications:High School diploma or GED required .Certificate 1 preferred: Asst Laboratory Animal Tech, and Certificate 2 preferred: Laboratory Animal Technician1-3 years related work with animals experience required.One year of experience working with animals or in a lab animal environment.Must be able to follow detailed instruction and carry through with minimal supervision. Must be able to work well as part of a team.Must not be overly allergic to animals so as to affect ability to work with laboratory animals.Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of routine rodent handling/restraint and technical procedures.Previous work experience with laboratory animals.

Keywords: Medix, Brookline , Animal Technician I - ACT, Professions , Brookline, Massachusetts

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