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Children's Hospital Boston Animal Care Technician I in Boston, Massachusetts

56332BRTitle:Animal Care Technician IDepartment:Research-Research AdministrationAutoReqId:56332BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Research Operations Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Animal Technician will be responsible for:

  • Providing basic staging and support to ARCH Operations.

  • Operating equipment such as tunnel washers, cage washers, bottle washers and autoclaves.

  • Maintaining ARCH Animal Care Documentation.

  • Observing Safety and Personal Hygiene Procedures.

  • Assists, and provides support to the animal care operations.

  • Basic daily care and husbandry of laboratory animals housed in a research environment, as outlined in ARCH’s standard operating procedures and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulatory guidelines (Animal Welfare Act, USDA, AAALAC, and IACUC).

  • Assists and provides technical support for quality assurance functions.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A high school level of education and the ability to read and understand written instructions. No Prior experience required.

  • The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.

  • The ability to report to work and be retained at work in the event of a disaster, or weather related event, if necessary.

  • The ability to possibly work on weekends, holidays, and off hours.

  • The ability to work directly with animals, with no preexisting allergies to animals, hair or dander.

  • The ability to be fit tested and wear a N95 mask (by being clean shaven for proper and necessary fit) or alternatively if necessary a PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) as required in specific locations within ARCH throughout the workday.

  • Steel toed boots to be worn at all times.

  • Attention to detail when observing animals and completing documentation is necessary as employee error could cause catastrophic results to investigator research; the animals are extremely valuable and are sensitive research models.

  • Hours of the position are 7:30am-4:00pm *

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular

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