Animal Care Technician, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 15, 2018
Closes
Jun 19, 2018
Function
Management
Industry
Education, Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
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Animal Care Technician, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Georgetown University Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) oversees the Research Resource Facility (RRF) which supports animal research and teaching activities for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the Main Campus. The DCM's mission is to provide state of the art facilities and quality animal care to support biomedical research and teaching missions of the University, and to comply with all applicable animal welfare regulations and guidelines. DCM also advises and educates researchers, staff and students on animal models and biomethodology while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals.

The Animal Care Technician supports the Division of Comparative Medicine's animal husbandry function in support of animal research initiatives by performing daily husbandry for laboratory animals. Reporting to the Animal Care Supervisor, the Animal Care Technician has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Handles and feeds animals.
  • Changes cages and monitors the health of laboratory animals.
  • Operates cages, washing machines, autoclaves and other facility equipment.
  • Sanitizes areas and/or equipment according to schedule.  
  • Receives animals and places them in cages and rooms.
  • Euthanizes animals as directed by veterinarians and researchers.
  • Completes required documentation, including monthly logs, checklists and animal census.
  • Assists with laundry of scrub uniforms and lab coats.
  • Follows standard operating procedures and maintains compliance with applicable biomedical research laws and regulations.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, work in hot and/or steamy environments, work with animals/animal odors, and perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions
  • Ability to spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility where one could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with animals
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification

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