Integrated Resources, Inc

Company Details

Animal Care Technician

Job ID

: 22700

Location

: Hamden, CT, USA

Salary

: Not Specified

Job Views

: 68

Posted

: 10-14-2019

Key Skills

Animal Care or Veterinary

Job Description

Position: Animal Care Technician
Location: Hamden, CT 
Duration: 5+ Months (Possible hire for
full time

Responsibilities:

  • Breeds, raises and cares for small research animals on behalf of, or for sale to, customers.
  • Follows proper breeding and animal care procedures.
  • Monitors animal behaviour and physical attributes to ensure animal health and confirm appropriate phenotype; reports any findings.
  • Ensures biosecurity.
  • Coordinates with Customer Service on scheduling and order status. 

Essential Duties:

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals for research.
  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations. Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Perform daily cage wash duties and sanitation.
  • Maintain accurate records of animal breeding, health, and housing/isolator or support areas as required by Institute and facility.
  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor or facility veterinarian.
  • Dispose of animal carcasses following established procedures.
  • Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or isolator environments, including room or facility personnel entry and personnel protective equipment use.
  • Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.
  • May be involved in strictly maintaining and following breeding and weaning procedures to ensure appropriate production levels.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  High school diploma, General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in animal or life sciences field preferred.
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Job Category
Veterinary-Services
Employment Types
Contract to Hire - W2
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