Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana,
Internal Number: 302481
LABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCES (IN-LARS-IUINA)
The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) contributes to and enhances the services and collaborative efforts of medical research at IU School of Medicine. In addition to the provision of basic husbandry for a wide variety of laboratory animal species, the veterinary staff and other highly experienced laboratory animal professionals of the IU School of Medicine LARC provide training, supplies, and specialized service support for medical research.
This position located within our Walther Hall (R3) building.
Performs experienced animal husbandry and/or assists with animal clinical care and other related tasks (such as compliance/regulatory functions, process improvement, medical evaluations, supportive medical treatments and procedures, surgery support, diagnostic testing, checking protocols, maintaining inventory supply, performing audits/inspections, outcome tracking, cost analysis, etc.) and with communication between appropriate persons/entities as a liaison (investigators, staff, vendors, EHS, regulatory bodies, inspectors, etc.).
Oversees and/or acts as lead in laboratory animal operations; may provide day to day oversight to less experienced technicians, including creating work assignments and managing attendance/performance.
Provides experienced technical support such as administering medications, performing treatments and/or assisting with surgical procedures on animals as directed; assesses active clinical cases and reports findings; collects specimens, such as blood and/or microbiological swabbing, as directed; provides assistance in more complex animal surgeries, procedures, and operations.
Ensures and maintains proper setup and maintenance of standard and/or specialized apparatus or laboratory animal equipment; ensures proper sanitation and environment.
Creates, maintains, and verifies proper record keeping and documentation (experiment/testing documentation, clinical records, surgery and/or maintenance records, treatment logs, quality assurance testing, equipment preventative maintenance, GLP records, EHS and other safety documents, daily activity sheets) in a regulatory environment; creates organizational and tracking documents, including procedural descriptions (SOPs); performs data entry and generates reports as needed;
Demonstrates proper techniques and procedures by providing information as a leader, trainer, and subject matter expert to research faculty, staff, and/or less experienced technicians.
Creates, maintains, and updates training materials and informational resources (such as handouts, visual aids, formal and informal presentations, content for e-training and online platforms, SOPs, procedural descriptions, etc.)
High school diploma or GED
5 years of relevant animal care experience
Supervisory/lead technician experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire
AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification (2nd level or higher) upon date of hire
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
Demonstrates customer service skills
Experience in a regulated environment
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Strong verbal communication and listening skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Highly thorough and dependable
Possesses a high degree of initiative
Ability to build strong customer relationships
Familiarity and skill in all aspects of animal husbandry
Ability to assist with animal surgeries and procedures (including euthanizing as needed)
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires the ability to move about for long periods of time, perform repetitive movements, and operate equipment, tools, or controls. It also requires the ability to move items weighing up to 40 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential duties with or without an accommodation.
Candidate must be willing to participate in the Occupational Health Program for LARC employees, including receiving immunizations recommended by Occupational Health Services
This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.
Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
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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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator.See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.