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Joslin Diabetes Center Animal Technician II in Boston, Massachusetts

The Animal Technician II performs duties related to the care and feeding of laboratory animals, the processing of dirty and clean caging and the maintenance of the Animal Facility.

Hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm; weekends and holidays may be required.

  • Feed, water and change rodent cages as scheduled or required.

  • Perform daily health checks of animal rooms and report any abnormalities.

  • Maintain animal room logs and census sheets (noting deaths, new arrivals, etc.).

  • Note and report any deviations in environment (temperature, humidity, light timers).

  • Process dirty caging prior to loading into cage/rack and /or bottle washers or autoclave.

  • Remove sanitized or sterilized caging, bedding or food from machines before stacking and/or filling with bedding, food and/or water.

  • Maintain sufficient supply of assembled bedded caging.

  • Fill and maintain a sufficient supply of sanitized water bottles.

  • Change air and water filters as needed.

  • Monitor proper functioning of washing machines and autoclave and report problems.

  • Keep Animal Facility clean (washing floors, walls, etc.) and organized.

  • Able to assume leadership role in absence of Lead Technician.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Lead Technician, Manager or Veterinarian.

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • AALAS certification is preferred

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in an animal facility

  • Computer literate

  • Good communication skills

  • Applicants must work with soiled animal bedding

  • Must be able to load and unload caging, lift 50 lb. feed bags, push and pull racks up and down a ramp, remove heavy waste bags from barrels

  • Applicants must be able to work with and handle small rodents

Requisition Number (add R/N and FY after populates): R3244-20

External Company Name: Joslin Diabetes

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Street: One Joslin Place