Lab Animal Technician - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under immediate supervision, provides primary care of routine husbandry and sanitation for medical education and research animals; assists with or performs technical procedures to maintain lab animal health, departmental facility accreditation, and research integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

Interest and concern for animals
Time management skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Attentiveness to detail
Ability to exhibit team orientation
Ability to lift heavy objects
Ability to operate automated watering systems, cagewasher and autoclaves
Ability to handle unpleasant elements and wear protective clothing or equipment

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent; supplemented with one (1) year of related experience. American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS) ALAT certification or Animal Health Technician (AHT) certification preferred.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provides diligent and responsible animal care; feeds and waters animals; changes and cleans cages; and sanitizes equipment and facilities.

Records and/or reports animal abnormalities including altered eating, drinking, waste elimination or behavior, superficial lesions, and death.

Assists with technical procedures including record keeping, animal identification, tattooing, breeding, sexing, collecting specimens, preparing diets, and euthanasia.

Records and/or reports environmental abnormalities.

Provides routine physical maintenance of assigned areas; and performs other duties as assigned.

Keyword Phrases

  • Comparative Medicine
  • Lab Animal Technician
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
  • Medical Center Staff
  • Laboratory and Research
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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