Animal Caretaker II

Frederick National Laboratory
Bethesda, MD
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIESFeeding and housing of laboratory animals including nonhuman primates and rodentsGeneral laboratory animal housekeepingCage cleaning, changing and sanitationProviding occupational, structure, social and edible enrichment to ensure animal well-beingCleaning tasks associated with the upkeep of a research animal facilityOrdering and stocking suppliesKeeping simple recordsUtilizing computer skills for email, training, and basic data entryOperate automatic washing and cleaning equipmentCollecting hair, fecal and blood samples for diagnostic testingWork schedule will include rotating weekend and holiday hours Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous material, including biological and chemical carcinogen or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used, require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocolOther duties as assignedBASIC QUALIFICATIONSCompletion of eighth gradeOne (1) year of job-related animal care experience and ALAT certification - or - two (2) years laboratory animal care experience with high school diplomaAbility to handle a variety of laboratory animals including non-human primatesAbility to keep simple recordsAbility to operate automatic washing and cleaning equipmentAbility to lift to 40-50 lbs. and wear respiratory protective equipment if necessaryKnowledge of routine tasks associated with general laboratory animal careAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearanceJOB HAZARDSThis position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizationsThis position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearanceThis position is subject to working in or have the potential to exposure to high noise levels for extended periods of time requiring medical clearanceThis position is subject to the environmental conditions such as working outdoors, high humidity areas indoors, dampness and chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, etc. as part of the job

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