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Behavioral Technician I - United States  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 07 April 2017

Project Description

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Assist with providing appropriate enrichments to the animals  structural and social environments and provide opportunities for species-typical activities. Monitor colony behavioral health and provide care to animals needing special attention and/or treatments as directed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with providing appropriate enrichments to the animals  structural and social environments and provide opportunities for species-typical activities.
  • Monitor colony behavioral health, and provide care for animals needing special attention and/or treatment as directed.
  • Observe animals and report behavioral abnormalities.
  • Assist in performing behavioral assessments in response to reports of behavioral abnormalities.
  • Assist with coordinating animal psychological/behavioral enrichment, including the acclimation and socialization of study animals.
  • Review animal approval documentation and submit approval forms to appropriate personnel.
  • Work closely with the veterinary and animal care staff to ensure proper animal care standards are maintained.
  • Assist with evaluation of new enrichment devices and provide input on strategies for individually and socially housed animals.
  • Assist with revisions to relevant SOPs as needed to ensure accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and accepted professional standards.
  • Routinely handle animals as required for duties.
  • Maintain and track data related to social housing, exemptions to social housing, and abnormal behavior.
  • Maintain documentation for the Behavioral Management Program.
  • Assist with training animal care staff and other site personnel on aspects of animal behavior and enrichment as needed.
  • May serve as IACUC committee member.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education Bachelor s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in animal or life sciences or related discipline.
  • Experience:

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