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

70173BRJob Posting Title:Animal Care Technician IDepartment:Research-Research AdministrationAutoReqId:70173BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:ResearchJob Posting Description:This Animal Technician I will be responsible for:

  • Assembling and preparing animal cages/racks and related equipment for cage change outs, or newly arriving animals according to instructions

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

  • Maintaining clean, orderly and sanitized work areas on a regular basis and completing area documentation

  • Maintaining the health and well being of laboratory animals by providing a stable sanitized environment with quality food and water, and completing area documentation

  • Basic daily care and husbandry of laboratory animals housed in a research environment

  • Performing and recording daily animal health observations, communicating adverse findings to the veterinarian technicians to ensure animal care standards are in keeping with applicable laws and regulatory guidelines (Animal Welfare Act, USDA, AAALAC, and IACUC)

  • Identifying basic animal care issues such as sick and dead animals, and overcrowded cages, and notifying a Technician II or III

  • Maintaining ARCH Animal Care Documentation

  • Observing Safety and Personal Hygiene Procedures

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 ability to work directly with animals (including mice and rats), with no preexisting allergies to animals, hair or dander

  • The ability to lift 50lbs and the ability to push or pull up to 100lbs with assistance

  • The willingness 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 are to be worn at all times

  • May occasionally need to report to work in the event of a disaster, or weather related event, if necessary

  • May occasionally be required to work on weekends, holidays, and off hours

  • 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 Monday - Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular