Animal Care Technician
Specific Job Details:
To perform the necessary duties to provide quality care to all animals utilized in research including animal husbandry activities such as feeding, watering, sanitation, observation, room cleaning, and other duties as assigned.
Hours are 7a-330p.
- The position requires a minimum of a high school diploma and 2 years animal handling experience.
- Must be able to assume responsibility, work independently, without close supervision, and cooperatively with other animal care technicians.
- Must be able to carefully follow set procedures as dictated by the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and guidelines established by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.
- Must have above average manual dexterity, stand on feet more than 50% of the time, be able to lift 50 pounds, bend or squat routinely, and work with arms above shoulder level.