Animal Caretaker I

Employer
Frederick National Laboratory
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Dec 04, 2021
Closes
Dec 07, 2021
Ref
243065247
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Science
Hours
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/RESPONSIBILITIESVariety of routine tasks associated with the general laboratory animal care in biomedical researchFeeding and housing laboratory animalsGeneral laboratory animal housekeepingCleaning 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 equipmentWork schedule may include weekend and holiday hoursBASIC QUALIFICATIONSTo be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:Requires an 8th grade education or higherAbility to keep basic recordsAbility to lift up to 50 lbs. and wear respiratory protective equipment as necessaryBasic knowledge of computersAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearancePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSCandidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:Ability to handle laboratory animalsAbility to multi-taskEagerness to learn new skillsExcellent organization and observation skillsJOB 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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