Harvard University Animal Technician, LAT/LATg in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University 25-Aug-2017 Animal Technician, LAT/LATg Faculty of Arts and Sciences 43439BR Duties & Responsibilities Perform animal husbandry duties in a complex research environment. Responsible for daily care of various species of laboratory animals including feeding, watering, health observations, and changing and washing cages as assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Feed, water, and care for animals categorized as Biosafety Level 1 or 2 and/or administered hazardous chemicals; * Maintain animal rooms and facility in a clean and organized manner; * Administer special diets and water for research or veterinary purposes; * Perform treatments and assist research and veterinary staff as instructed; * Maintain accurate and legible documentation and records as needed; * Identify and report signs of animal illness, injury, and other abnormalities to appropriate personnel; * Prepare appropriate chemicals to sanitize and disinfect animal rooms, equipment, shipping containers, etc.; * Receive and house new animals while maintaining necessary paperwork and documentation; * Conduct animal census as needed; * Euthanize animals as directed; * Monitor and ensure availability of animal care supplies, food, bedding, chemical supplies, and equipment; * Assist with daily operation and coordination of cage wash as needed; * Rotate with co-workers to coordinate routine team tasks; * Participate in continuing improvement projects and departmental committees; * Participate in writing and updating pertinent Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's); * Assist with training co-workers to perform tasks according to those SOP's; * Comply with applicable federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations, institutional policies and accreditation standards for the humane care and use of laboratory animals; * Other projects, duties, and responsibilities as assigned. Basic Qualifications AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or higher certification of hire AND at least three years of experience in animal care or equivalent. Additional Qualifications The successful candidate will also have: * Clear understanding and knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in animal care activities; * Knowledge of animal research and breeding procedures and practices; * Knowledge of rodent quarantine, health monitoring programs, and other related procedures; * Ability to follow departmental policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) in a reliable and safe manner; * Basic proficiency with digital technology, including Microsoft Office and iPhones or their equivalents; * Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English; * Enthusiasm for working in a team-based culture; * Respect for others and compassion for animals. Please note: This position is dual posted at a grade 48, Animal Technician, ALAT position (Req# 43456BR). Only one position will be filled based on the certification level of the successful applicant. All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Job Function Research Sub Unit ------------ Location USA - MA - Cambridge Department Office of Animal Resources Time Status Full-time Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Salary Grade 050 Pre-Employment Screening Criminal, Identity, License/Cert. Schedule Position is for a Su, M, Th, F, Sa schedule. EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/vypxf2mk34wvq626 PI99159162