- Provide animal husbandry and care for university animals used in research and/or education outcomes; administers medication, collects specimens/samples, performs treatments/procedures on laboratory animals as directed.
- Perform animal husbandry (care, feeding, watering, and cleaning); monitirs animal health and observes for overt signs of disease; reports any changes; handle, restrain, and transfer animals as directed; perform euthanasia and disposes of remains and/or carcasses as needed.
- Administers medications and performs treatments on animals as directed; asses active clinical cases and reports findings; collects specimens, such as blood and/or microbiological swabbing, as directed; provide assistance in various procedures and operations.
- Maintains sanitation of both the animal care equipment and the animal facility; removes excreta and debris; uses detergent and disinfectants to clean and sanitize cages, animal rooms and related areas.
- Maintains/verifies proper record keeping (census, breeding records, animal health, surgery and maintenance records, document sanitation and equipment maintenance); participates in receiving, storing, and rotating feed, bedding, and other animal husbandry supplies and equipment.
- Demonstrates proper technique and may provide guidance to less experienced technicians.
High school diploma or GED and two years of relevant animal care experience.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification upon hire.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Willing to participate in the Occupational Health Program for LARC employees, including receiving immunizations recommended by Occupational Health Services. Ability to demonstrate a high commitment to quality and have experience in a regulated environment with the ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. Strong communication and listening skills while maintaining a high degree of professionalism. Good time management and priority setting skills, as well as being highly thorough and dependable.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires the ability to move about for long periods of time; perfrom repetitive movements, and operate equipment, tools, or controls. It also requires the ability to move items weighing up to 25 pounds. The person in this role mist be able to perform the essential duties with or without an accomodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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