Laboratory Animal Technician (Aalas Certified)

Georgetown University Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 weeks ago

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Laboratory Animal Technician, is a non-exempt mid-level position. It exists to support the Division of Comparative Medicine's animal husbandry function in support of animal research initiatives. The Georgetown University Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) oversees the Research Resource Facility (RRF) which supports animal research and teaching activities for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the Main Campus. The Husbandry Services team is dedicated to providing excellent care of laboratory animals. We embrace the standards set forth by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International), the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (1996 edition), and the principles and practices of the Veterinary profession.

The position performs daily husbandry for laboratory animals.duties include but are not limited to:

  • Handling, feeding, watering, changing cage and monitoring health of laboratory animals.

  • Assisting with cage wash and autoclave operation and sanitize areas and/or equipment.

  • Following standard operating procedures.

  • Maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Incumbent will be working in a designated area, but will also spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility where he/she could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a high school diploma

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

  • Work in hot and/or steamy environments

  • Work with animals/animal odors

  • Perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions

  • Must possess verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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