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Vivarium Laboratory Technician

Exton, PA 19341

Posted: 01/22/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 597755 Is job remote?: Yes Country: United States

Job Description

Target Pay Rate: 18.66/hr **salary will be commensurate with experience 

Job Description:

MUST have rodent handling and restraint experience.

• Perform daily animal health observations and animal care for rodents, including weekends and holidays
• Perform cage changing and monitoring of food and water
• Maintain inventory of supplies, such as food, bedding, PPE, other general supplies
• Sanitize housing and procedure rooms, and maintain facility in good condition
• Operate cage washer and autoclave
• Learn and perform technical procedures including restraint, euthanasia, anesthesia, recording of body weight, health observations and so on.
• Support animals for experimental procedures such as shaving, ear tagging and so on.

Job Qualifications:

• High school diploma or AA/AS or BA/BS, plus at least half year of experience with small animal handling for any level of education background is desired.
• Incumbent who is willing to study toward AALAS certificate is highly desired.
• Must have experience with rodent handling and restraint
• Ability to lift, pull and push 50 lbs (food bag etc).
• Detail oriented, with good organizational and communication skills.
• Professional attitude; ability to work well with researchers and other technical staff.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed in office and animal facility settings. Due to the nature of the position, there is possible exposure to hazardous waste; chemical hazards, including explosives, corrosives, and carcinogens; radioactive and biohazardous materials.

Client requires all contractors providing services to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide valid proof of vaccination as of their start date to their employer/supplier, to the extent permitted under applicable law. This requirement is a condition of providing services to client, and it applies regardless of whether the contractor is located at a site, field based or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine for qualified medical reasons (including pregnancy-related) or religious reasons (sincerely held religious beliefs), you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation from your employer/supplier.
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