Laboratory Animal Services Attendant

Post #
7549
Company
Health Research Inc. (HRI) Roswell Park Division
Department
Animal Resources
Hours/Shift
Temporary; Full-time; M-F, Variable
Salary
HRI offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Description of Duties

The Laboratory Animal Services Attendant performs tasks that directly and indirectly impact the health and well-being of laboratory animals, such as animal husbandry  which includes providing adequate clean food, water, housing, and cleaning, processing, and sterilizing rodent microisolator cages and other associated equipment as needed. The Laboratory Animal Services Attendant also does routine sanitization of animal holding areas and ancillary spaces and operates mechanized cage washing equipment to sanitize and sterilize microisolator caging. They also work as a team with other staff to process and handle up to 1,500-2,000 cages per day and perform and maintain recordkeeping, such as keeping equipment inventory tracking, animal census, sanitization logs, and other documents as necessary. They will fulfill occasional weekend and holiday work as necessary.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a High School diploma or High School Equivalency diploma. The preferred candidate will have their AALAS Certification, general animal husbandry skills/training/experience and overall sanitation/disinfection/cleaning experience. They will also have assembly line/general labor/automated equipment or related experience, record keeping experience and prior experience working in a laboratory animal facility where duties involved indirect and/or direct animal contact.

This is a grant-funded position.  Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables is required.
 
Health Research Incorporated (HRI) Roswell Park Division participates in the E-Verify program.
 
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