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Animal Care Technician III Framingham United States,  


Posted on : 26 April 2017

Project Description

Responsibilities Review, comprehend and comply with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area. Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, 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. Provide guidance and training to new and less experienced staff in normal husbandry practices and animal receipt. Assist Group Lead and facility managers in room and facility audits Actively participate in animal enrichment program. 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. Provide simple veterinary care and treatments as assigned by veterinary technician, veterinarian or manager. Perform rodent euthanasia via CO2 and cervical dislocation. Perform isoflurance anesthesia Perform microchip placement in various species (i.e. rodent, rabbit, G. Pigs) Disposes of animal carcasses following established procedures. Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas, environments, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use. Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area. Read various identification systems (notches, microchips, toe clips) Perform rodent ear tag placement. 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. Performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation:

Locations

Framingham, Massachusetts

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