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Animal Technician  

Aequor Technologies (company)

Posted on : 22 December 2017

Project Description

Job Title: Lab Animal Technician

Hours: 1st Shift  Monday through Friday - 7:00am to 3:30pm (two 15 minute breaks and 1/2 hour for lunch)
Ability to work rotating weekends and holidays (planned in advance) is required
Ability to work OT is required (approximately 4-6 hours weekly)

Location: Lincoln, NE

Term: 1 year with possibility of extension (depending on performance)

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.

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 a (preferred, not required)

" 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

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