Animal Care Technologist

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Animal Care Technologist
There is a full-time opportunity for an Animal Care Technologist I. The employee works under general supervision to practice basic animal care, husbandry, colony management, animal room maintenance and operations, information systems and record keeping. The employee is expected to progress following a prescribed curriculum, learning objectives and practical performance standards. The employee is responsible to learn and demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the curriculum including general duties performed for the work areas in disinfection/sanitation, barrier entry/exit and safety procedures.

Basic Husbandry
Colony Management/Maintaining Colonies
Packing and Shipping
Information Processing & General Record Keeping
Individual Training & Development
Respect for the Individual
Teamwork and Service Commitment
Regular, reliable and consistent attendance
Communication of essential information

High School Diploma or GED and knowledge of barrier room function and animal husbandry as normally acquired by 3-5 years' experience in a position in which animal husbandry was a major job responsibility
Successful completion of Lab Animal Science I and II is required
Demonstrated ability to maintain mouse colonies and applying proper record keeping
Demonstrated team player
Demonstrated ability to identify sick/ill/deviant mice with guidance
Demonstrated ability to accurately record and report activities with software and enter/extra data
Oral and written communication skills
Interpersonal relationship skills
Organizing and coordinating skills; detail oriented, flexible, ability to multi-task, shift priorities and remain focused and positive
Demonstrated ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures
Demonstrated ability to communicate and relate effectively and appropriately with participants
Ability to exercise patience, understanding, creativity, and flexibility

Pay Range (Hourly Rate): $19.27 - $29.59

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 931522

Posted On: May 17, 2023

Updated On: Jun 08, 2023

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