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Boston University ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN II, BUMC Lab Animal Science Center in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Animal Science Center is part of the Office of Research (http://www.bu.edu/researchsupport/) , 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.

The Tech II Floater position ensures quality animal care for all research animals. They maintain proper sanitization of all animal equipment, animal housing and research areas and materials. They are expected to follow institutional, local, state, federal regulations, policies and procedures to assure proper animal care, health and welfare. This is a floater position. Tech may be assigned to various facilities or campuses based on departmental needs and may work with multiple species of research animals. Flexibility in daily work environment is required.

This position is eligible for the generous tuition remission (https://www.bu.edu/hr/learningbu/tuition-remission/) at Boston University.

Required Skills

High School diploma or GED, prior experience in an animal facility required. Demonstrated excellence as an animal care technician will be considered for promotion to this position.

Other requirements include:

  • Physical ability to lift, vision, and auditory requirement: 50 lbs & Vision and Hearing within normal parameters

  • Walking and Standing: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Bending and Twisting Neck: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Bending and Twisting Back: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Squatting : < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day

  • Kneeling : < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day

  • Repetitive Hand Movement

  • Simple Grasping: Both Hands: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Power Grasping: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 1-2hour per day

  • Fine Manipulation: 1 Hand: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day

  • Pushing/Pulling: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 2-4hour per day

  • Reaching above shoulder height: 2-4 hrs at one time & 4-6 hours per day

  • Reaching below shoulder height: 2-4 hours at one time & 4-6 hours per day

  • Reaching/Trunk Rotation above shoulder height: 2-4 hrs at one time & 4-6 hours per day

Complete Initial Health Questionnaire

Complete OSHA Respiratory Medical Evaluation Questionnaire

TB skin test within past year / TB skin test within past 6 months if working with NHP’s

Proof of two Measles, Mumps, or Rubella or positive measles titer

Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDAP) if not vaccinated within past 10 years

Functional capacity evaluation - A functional capacity evaluation is set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated person to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/vaccine-required-for-faculty-and-staff/) within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions (https://www.bu.edu/hr/hr-covid-19-resources/upload-your-covid-vaccination-documentation/) ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site (https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 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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