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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Animal Care Technician (Trainee / I / II / III) eg in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Division of Animal Resources is seeking to hire an Animal Care Technician (ACT) at level Trainee, I (one), II (two) or III (three). The level of Animal Care position offered to the selected finalist will be determined after the completion of the interview processes and based on related education and experience as outlined below by the minimum qualifications associated with each position. Please take note of the varying job responsibilities between each level, as well.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

ACT (trainee)

  • Learns to perform routine duties associated with animal care in a research setting such as feeding, administering medication, maintaining sanitary conditions, observation, restraint and minor cage maintenance.

  • Operates cage washers and ensures that equipment is in proper working order.

  • May assist in the collection of blood, urine and feces from animals for medical research.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

ACT I (one)

  • Performs routine duties associated with animal care in a research setting.

  • Prepares food and feeds animals, maintains sanitary conditions, observes animal conditions and behavior, and collects animal specimens.

  • May assist in animal restraint, maintaining animal housing and minor cage maintenance.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

ACT II (two)

  • Performs routine and specialized duties associated with animal care, including feeding, medicating, cleaning, restraint and transportation.

  • Maintains adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment.

  • Observes animal behavior and conditions, collects specimens and provides technical assistance to research and veterinary personnel.

  • Performs minor repairs and maintains animal housing facility.

  • May train and supervise new technicians.

  • May drive utility vehicles to transport animals and supplies, ensuring safe operation, daily inspection and vehicle cleanliness.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

ACT III (three)

  • Oversees the daily operations of an animal care facility including the routine care of animals and maintenance of equipment. Provides for Animal Care duties as noted in Animal Care Tech II.

  • Serves as a resource in the management of a particular technical specialty such as mice or primates. Provides technical assistance to research and clinical medical personnel in the performance of research and emergency procedures.

  • Feeds animals and supervises the administration of special diets and medication.

  • Assists veterinarians with grooming and pre- and post-operative animal care.

  • Collects blood, urine and other required specimens from animals as requested for medical research.

  • Observes and monitors animals for signs of illness, trauma or social instability.

  • Monitors environmental conditions in animal housing facilities and inspects the condition of facilities and equipment for cleanliness and proper operation.

  • Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals.

  • Maintains daily records pertaining to animal care.

  • Complies with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment.

  • Follows protocol in the proper containment and disposal of biohazardous waste and contaminants.

  • Assists in training other animal care providers.

  • May act in a lead capacity in the supervisor's absence.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ACT (trainee)

  • The ability to read and write and to lift up to 75 pounds. Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

ACT I (one)

  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND one year of animal husbandry or related animal care experience

OR

  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND two years of animal husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility.

  • The ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

  • Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

ACT II (two)

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of animal husbandry/care experience

OR

  • Certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and two years of animal husbandry/care experience

OR

  • Four years of animal husbandry/care experience.

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Positions within this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

  • Positions in this classification may require three years of transportation and routing experience in lieu of animal husbandry/care experience.

ACT III (three)

  • A high school diploma or equivalent and three years of animal husbandry/care experience

OR

  • certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and three years of animal husbandry/care experience

OR

  • five years of animal husbandry/care experience.

Additionally -

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 96786

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Div of Animal Resources

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals.

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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