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Kansas State University Laboratory Animal Tech I or Tech II in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ Laboratory Animal Tech I or Tech II\ \ Department: 3670050090 University Veterinarian\ Job no: 516707\ Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)\ Location: Manhattan, Kansas\ Worksite: On-site requirement\ Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences / Livestock\ Pay Grade: 03B\ \ \ About This Role:\ The KSU Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Animal Technician I or II. The CMG mission is to provide animal husbandry and veterinary services for animals used in KSU\'s research, teaching, and testing programs in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, and university policy governing the care and use of laboratory animals at academic/research institutions.\ \ The duties of this position include performing routine daily animal husbandry for a wide variety of animal species (e.g. feeding, watering, cleaning stalls/pens/cages, waste disposal, sanitation/decontamination of facilities/equipment, etc.), animal handling/restraint/transport, general facility housekeeping/maintenance tasks, animal health monitoring/reporting, administering prescribed veterinary treatments (e.g., oral, topical, and/or injectable medications/drugs), assisting with anesthesia/surgical/necropsy procedures as required, and assisting with the research studies as required. These duty positions are primarily allocated/assigned to the CMG\'s Large Animal Research Center (LARC) or Coles Animal Facility (Main), but incumbents may be temporarily detailed to perform similar tasks in other CMG supported animal facilities on the KSU Manhattan Campus as required (e.g., Mosier Animal Facility, Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI), etc.).\ \ Position requires evening/night, weekend, and/or holiday swing shifts as well as a variable on-call schedule as required to provide 7 days/week, 365 days/year animal care coverage.\ \ Why Join Us:\ The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching, at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.\ \ The KSU Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) is a centralized campus-wide core research fee-for-service support unit under the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) for the procurement, care, and use of laboratory animal animals for research, testing, and/or teaching purposes at KSU\'s main campus. The CMG works closely with VPR\'s University Research Compliance Office (URCO), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to insure that all animal use at KSU complies with all applicable public laws/regulations, National Institutes of Health/Public Health Service (NIH/PHS) Policies, and National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council/Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (NAS/NRC/ILAR) guidelines for the humane and ethical use of live vertebrate animals.\ \ Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits\ \ We Support Diversity and Inclusion:\ Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ Worksite Options:\ This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.\ \ What You\'ll Need to Succeed:\ Minimum Qualifications:

  • For a LAT I:
    • High school diploma
    • 6 months animal husbandry experience
  • For a LAT II:
    • High school diploma
    • Two (2) years of relevant experience

\ This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.\ \ Preferred Qualifications:

American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Asst. Lab Animal Technician (ALAT), Lab Animal Technician (LAT), or Lab Animal Technologist (LATg) level

If not ALAT certified at the time of hire a LAT I is encouraged to become ALAT certified within 12 months of being hired (this is required for LAT II position)

Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation requirements

Working knowledge of Windows-based computer software (e.g. MS Outlook, Wor