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Animal Technologist

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Animal Technologist 73447BR Campus: Tempe Job Description ASU Knowledge Enterprise---s Department of Animal Care and Technologies is seeking an Animal Technologist. The Animal Technologist position is the third in our series of Vivarium Staff positions. As an Animal Technologist you will be responsible for: Performing the duties of Animal Technician staff at an exemplary level: husbandry of laboratory animals, including cleaning and preparing cages, rooms, and equipment, feeding and watering animals, and completing documentation related to those activities. Assisting the Vivarium Supervisor in management of assigned areas, including identifying potential areas for improvement, communicating those ideas to supervisory staff, and assisting with implementation of changes. Providing training for researchers and animal care staff. Job Family Research & Laboratory Department Name Dept Animal Care Technologies Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time VP Code KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV Scope of Search Open Grant Funded Position This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding. Salary Range $18.56 - $19.47 per hour; DOE Close Date 16-November is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every two weeks until the search is closed. Category 01 Essential Duties Perform daily husbandry for animals, including feeding, watering, changing cages, and providing enrichment. Monitor room conditions and complete daily records, both written and electronic. Clean caging, equipment, animal holding rooms, and other areas of the facility. Operate cage washing and autoclave equipment. Maintain a clean and orderly work environment to meet the standards of the institution. Assist veterinary team with treatment and management of animal health cases. Train animal care staff and student workers. Provide facility training for investigators. Anticipate researcher needs and maintain supply stocks of assigned areas. Report facility and equipment concerns to the appropriate parties and assist in oversight of repairs. Ensure that supplies are organized, rotated and restocked as needed. Receive animals into the facility and allocate to assigned rooms. Assist in updating written standard operating procedures, guidelines, and other documents. Maintain a friendly team attitude with and serve as an informational resource to coworkers, veterinary team, researchers, and administration staff. Ability to learn and use specialized computer monitoring systems for HVAC and lighting controls, data logger software, and other technical devices. Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and identify potential areas for improvement. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Biological or Animal Science or related field AND two years of animal husbandry experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Desired Qualifications Demonstrated knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology. Demonstrated knowledge of the environmental conditions necessary for the care of laboratory animals. Demonstrated knowledge of the husbandry techniques for a variety of species. Experience in maintaining detailed records and inventories. Experience in effective use of basic computer programs. Experience in problem-solve and multi-task. Demonstrated knowledge of methods and techniques in handling large and small animals. Experience working with animals in a research setting Experience working with non-human primates Evidence of leadership skills and experience effectively training others Evidence of critical thinking and problem-solving skills Working Environment Work activities are primarily performed in a climate-controlled animal research setting, with essential precautions in place for safely working with biohazards and chemicals. This job includes long periods of standing and low-demand walking. Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs may be required. A dynamic work environment that may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties. Department Statement For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed. ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/ ASU is committed to the ethical and humane treatment of animals in advancing research that benefits humans, animals, and the environment. ASU---s Animal Care and Use Program provides animal housing, husbandry, and veterinary care; trains researchers on safe and ethical procedures; and ensures compliance with federal, state, and university regulations. The Department of Animal Care and Technologies (DACT) provides exemplary care to all animals housed on campus and technical support to all investigators and instructors who use animals to advance education and knowledge. Learn more about ASU's commitment to animal care at https://researchintegrity.asu.edu/animals ASU Statement Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion---s https://cfo.asu.edu/DEI and see ---Workplace accommodations---. ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU---s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456. Relocation Assistance --- For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources. Employment Verification Statement ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Background Check Statement ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. Instructions to Apply Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated. Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position. Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position. ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated. Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of ---equivalent combination--- in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor---s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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