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Animal Lab Technician

Company:
Infojini
Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68521, United States
Posted:
November 04, 2019

Description:

Job details mentioned below:

Position: Animal Lab Technician

Location: 601 W Cornhusker Hwy, Lincoln, NE 68521, USA

Duration: 12+ months

Client: Direct Client

Working Hours: Monday through Friday - 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Mode of Interview: In-person

Job Description:

The position will provide general animal care and husbandry support of routine and/or research study animals. This includes large animals, companion animals, and laboratory animals.

Qualifications

Education/Experience (Minimum)

• High School graduate or equivalent (required), and 1 year of related experience to two years associate degree in science (preferred, not required)

• Two to three years relevant experience with relevant science based college courses (preferred, not required)

• Previous experience working with animals is preferred, not required, cattle experience and a farm background is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities

• Assist/Perform general facilities and equipment procedures/operations

• Assist/Perform with assigned laboratory animal care and husbandry procedures

• Maintain animal testing supplies and reagents within work area

• Assist in general building and laboratory duties (i.e. lab cleaning, equipment maintenance)

• Assist/Perform basic animal laboratory techniques/procedures as per training and SOP

• Assist with assigned laboratory animal testing

• Perform basic aseptic laboratory procedures as per training and SOPs

• Learn and comply with all Standard Operating Procedures and documentation.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Important Requirement & Information

Physical Demands

• Uniforms and secondary gowning including masks, gloves and respirators are required.

• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

• Walking and standing required with occasional need to sit, kneel, crouch, climb and reach with hands and arms.

• Perform multiple hand manipulations.

• No asthma or allergies

• Immunizations required

• Ability to work flexible hours, overtime and weekend work required.

• Valid driver’s license required

Work Environment

• Exposure to temperature variations.

• Disagreeable odors and dust.

• Constant standing.

• Potential animal bites and scratches.

• High noise levels, hearing protection required in certain areas or rooms.

• Exposure to flying objects and liquids, safety glasses required.

• ANSI 75 safety shoes required. (Steel toe boots or shoes with ANSI 75 rating)

• Exposure to cleaning agents and chemicals, apron, rubber gloves and face shield required when handling.

Interpersonal Skills

• Great communication skills

• Ability to work in a team environment and work well with others

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to be proactive

• Comfortable interacting and caring for large, companion, and lab animals