Under general supervision, provides skilled care and handling of laboratory animals in a safe and sanitary manner. Primary working areas include standard housing areas as well as specialized areas including, but not limited to, non-human primate housing areas, bio-hazardous areas, and animal colonies requiring specialized procedures.
Feeds and waters animals.
Changes animal caging as scheduled, sanitizing rooms, equipment and hallways.
Maintains accurate animal health records.
Conducts daily animal health checks.
Performs daily animal census.
Applies permanent identification devices.
Ensures that activities are in compliance with AAALAC standards.
Orders and transports laboratory supplies and equipment.
Education Required: High School diploma or GED.
Experience Required: Two years of relevant experience.
Certification/Licenses/Registration: Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Certification must be obtained within one year of hire or promotion.
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