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Harvard University Animal Care Technician II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60543BRAuto req ID:60543BRJob Code:403092 Animal Technician II Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Animal Care Technician IISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :048Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent with at least 3-6 months experience in laboratory animal care required.

  • Post-secondary education may count toward work experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required; one must be able to communicate effectively with and relate to various personnel throughout the University.

  • Basic computer skills required, including familiarity with navigating web-based applications.

  • Eligibility for ALAT certification preferred.

Additional Information:This position is considered to be essential personnel for Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine. Weekend and holiday work may be required as well as attendance during school closures (due to inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:HCCMPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:37.5 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Position Description:

Responsible for the daily care of various laboratory animals, including mice, rats, rabbits and/or other species of laboratory animals as necessary. Duties include cleaning, feeding and watering of animals as assigned.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Observation of animals for abnormalities and sickness and reporting such findings to the appropriate supervisory or veterinary personnel,

  • Observation and reporting of deviations in the environment which would affect animal health or research projects (e.g. high temperature or humidity),

  • Accurate record keeping of daily animal census and other information as requested,

  • Complying with federal, state & local regulations concerning laboratory animals,

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Animal Care Facility Supervisor.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs and push/pull up to 300lbs routinely.

  • Must be able to walk or stand for a full 7.5 hours shift.

  • Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal byproducts, and bedding materials for prolonged periods of time.

  • Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including respiratory equipment (e.g. N95 mask or PAPR), if/when necessary.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (