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Animal Care Technician II - NHP

Hiring Organization:
SoBran, Inc.

Date Posted:

Position Description:
SoBran is seeking an Animal Care Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Laboratory Animal Caretaker II for the NIH, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.

Primary duties may include the following:

- Understand and follows all SOP?s and Quality Assurance Standards
- Perform daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the -
veterinary technician and /or floor supervisor
- Feed all Non-human Primates the appropriate number of biscuits twice a day unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian
- Receive and transfer Non-human primates
- Check automatic water system to ensure proper function and / or refill water bottles with fresh water daily
- Clean and disinfect animal holding rooms using designated disinfectant daily. Correctly collect swabs to monitor room sanitation.
- Safely handle and dispose of hazardous waste. (eg. Package for autoclaving or incineration, arrange special pick-up for chemical/radiological waste, document use/disposal as directed).
- Sanitize all cage/rack units via the facility cage washer every 14 days. Decontaminate all holding areas every 14 days.
- Maintain written records, logs, charts
- Sweep and mop corridors
- Assist Behaviorist?s staff in pair housing of selected NHP?s
- Provide enrichment devices to NHP?s identified by Behaviorist?s staff
- Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

Required Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. Weekend work is required as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm. In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Required Education:

A High School Diploma or equivalent. College Degree preferred.

Certification: Employees should hold a current AALAS certification at the ALAT level or higher

Required Experience: Some previous experience preferred

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Our commitment

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.

Contact Information:
Human Resources
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road
Dayton, OH 45432

Telephone Number:
(937) 426-0696

Fax Number:
(937) 426-0533


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