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SoBran is seeking a Animal Care Technician III (Floor Lead) to serve at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Caretaker III for the WRAIR/NMRC, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals. Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of research animals maintained in the WRAIR facilities.
Description of Duties:
Provide food and water to animals following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or approved protocols
Monitor room status adjust husbandry schedule as room population changes
Perform daily checks and initial sheets for all animal rooms
Provide husbandry support as needed
Check all dirty cages before they leave each assigned corridor
Ensure all cage cards accurately reflect the number of animals in the cage
Ensure all door signs accurately reflect animals in room, make sure all protocol numbers are listed with correct investigator for each protocol (matches cage cards in room)
Maintain an accurate animal census in assigned animal rooms, reported weekly
Ensure all animals have non-food enrichment
Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of the facility
Perform routine checks in rooms to ensure cages, rooms are changed and sanitized in accordance with Procedures SOPs
Maintain monthly sanitation schedule and ensure all monthly tasks are completed on time
Supervise receipt of and housing animals. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to SOPs
Maintain and repair animal caging and support equipment. Report all needed maintenance to the Facility Manager.
Assist with receipt, stocking and maintenance of all supply inventories
Assist cage wash personnel as needed
Dispose of waste and animal carcasses from the facility following appropriate SOPs
Assist with the restraint and manipulation of various animal species
Understand and follow SOPs, safety procedures, and QA/QC guidelines for animal care at all levels of biohazard containment
Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to the appropriate person
Prepare and submit records, charts, logs, cage cards, and inventories as required by SOPs
Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff
Assist in training Animal Caretaker I, Animal Caretaker II, and cage wash personnel
Assist in performing animal health and technical experimental procedures as directed
Record experimental data for investigators as required
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of accurate and detailed experimental and animal health records as directed
Perform technical procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment
Perform other duties as assigned by the Facility Manager
Schedule requirements: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F. Weekend/holiday work is required as scheduled. The weekend and holiday hours are from 7 am to 12:00 pm. In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during emergency situations or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.
Education/Certification required: Must have a high school diploma. Required to be AALAS certified at the LAT level.
Experience caring for animals (Nonhuman Primates, Swine, Rabbits, Ferrets, Snakes, and Rodents) in a laboratory or veterinary environment
Preferred 4 years of industry experience
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Internal Number: 17559
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