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Primate Enrichment Technician III

Hiring Organization:
The Tulane National Primate Research Center

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Performs a variety of tasks related to the implementation and maintenance of the environmental enhancement program for nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species as directed by the Behavioral Management Coordinator. May oversee some aspects of the daily operations of the Unit of Behavioral Management including the scheduling of social introductions and the maintenance of related record keeping. Serves as a resource in the management of social introductions and in additional aspects of behavioral management. Supervises the administration of special behavioral interventions for quarantined animals. Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals. Responsible for assisting Unit Manager in training and supervision of Enrichment Technicians. May act as Unit Supervisor when Unit Manager is absent. Provides input for management of Behavioral Management (staffing and practices).
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific cautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. If required to work during a closure, employee must provide accurate and current contact information and is responsible for maintaining communication with TNPRC. Failure to report to work when requested by supervisor or manager will result in disciplinary action as outlined by the Staff Handbook.

Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's Degree with a background in behavioral sciences and four (4) years of experience in laboratory animal care
High school diploma or equivalent and six (6) years of experience in laboratory animal care plus AALAS LAT certification OR High school diploma or equivalent and eight (8) years of experience in laboratory animal care

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in an Animal Biosafety Level 3 environment

Required knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies typically needed to perform this job successfully:
Must have basic computer skills
Proven ability to follow oral and written instructions
Must have the ability to work with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species without jeopardizing the health of said nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species
Ability to lift items weighing up to 45 lbs.

The TNPRC maintains biosafety level 3 facilities and performs work on diverse infectious agents many of which can cause serious disease in humans if standard operating procedures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, are not followed. Depending on agent specific risk assessments individuals may be offered, or in some cases required to have vaccinations against the relevant agents.
If this position is assigned to work in ABSL3 containment areas there will be additional minimum requirements including some or all of the following:
Must pass a US Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment for access to select biological agents and toxins
Ability to perform job duties while wearing respiratory protection
Must participate in drug and alcohol program and be in compliance with TNPRC drug and alcohol policy

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Contact Information:
Dr. Kate Baker
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70443

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