Actalent Animal Care Technician ***URGENT HIRE*** in Overland Park, Kansas
The Animal Care Technician will perform animal husbandry duties and have responsibility for the overall welfare of a variety of laboratory animals.
What you will be doing?
• Responsible for the humane care and treatment of all species within the animal care unit
• Provide routine animal care consisting of feeding, watering, and cage and room cleaning
• Responsible for the receipt of animals, proper identification, and placement of animals in appropriate housing
• Perform animal handling, animal identification and randomization
• Assist in the operation and maintenance of equipment such as cage and glassware washers, scales and balances
• Maintain pertinent records in compliance with SOPs, USDA, FDA, and AAALAC International regulations and guidelines
• Maintain study support areas and procedure rooms, keeping them clean, stocked, and ready for use
• Assist the clinical veterinarian in physical examination, treatment of laboratory animals and assist with the animal health programs
• May assist in the conduct of research studies as needed including the use of various animal dosing techniques
• Provide weekend, holiday, and after-hours work, usually on a rotational basis
animal husbandry, animal handling, animal research, cleaning, detail, veterinary hospital, animal science, washing, Animal breeding, Husbandry
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
The Requirements of the Position:
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
• Animal care or research laboratory work experience
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail and animal behavior observation skills
• Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Computer skills, including the ability to learn a new system
• Ability to work under specific time constraints
• Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends and holidays; sometimes on short notice.
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