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Boston University ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I, W8 Facility in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Animal Science Center is part of the Office of Research, a group dedicated to aiding the research community in navigating the lifecycle of their work, from finding funding to creating proposals to helping inventions find their way to the public.

We are a diversity group of passionate, enthusiastic personnel who understand and appreciate the importance research animals are to furthering scientific discoveries. Our mission is to ensure while aiding in academic studies, that animal care, health and welfare is maintained at the highest standards according to Institutional, local, state, and federal regulations, policies and procedures.

To accomplish this goal, this candidate would complete daily quality animal care for all housed research animals such as rats and mice, as well as other species when needed. The candidate’s assignments would include animal husbandry tasks such as cage changing, animal health checks, veterinary health monitoring and treatment, and facility maintenance. Additional responsibilities include animal receiving and housing, census data collection, and others as assigned.

Training would include following standard operating procedures for Biosafety Levels: ASBL-1 and ASBL-2 and Chemical Containment Levels: CCL-1, CCL-2 and CCL3.

Animal Science Center is looking for a candidate who is ready to work in a dynamic, positive work environment surround by likeminded individuals. Someone who can complete assignments independently and as a whole. An ideal candidate would be eager to learn and can effectively communicate via email, text, call through smartphone and computers. Skills such as accurate recording keeping and detail oriented would be desirable for this position. This candidate would be professional and courteous while building working relationships with researchers, veterinary staff, and co-workers.

Required Skills

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Previous experience preferred but not required

Why work at BU?

Animal Science Center is committed to your professional development and providing opportunities for you to pursue your professional goals. Boston University’s benefit package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off. Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Noteworthy: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

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