University of Utah Animal Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 04/30/2019
Requisition Number PRN09288N
Job Title Animal Technician
Working Title Animal Technician
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Standard Hours per Week 19
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Work Schedule Summary
Monday through Friday with occasional weekends as needed by the lab
Is this a work study job? No
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 01337 - Molecular Medicine Program
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
We are seeking a part time qualified animal technician to join our team researching the biology and genetics of blood cells, especially platelets and neutrophils. The successful applicant will be required to manage several small to large colonies of genetically modified mice. Extensive experience with mouse colony management required. This includes breeding, identification (ear punch), record-keeping, and genotyping. The applicant may also supervise students in these responsibilities. In addition, the applicant should be able to perform blood draws and injections, prepare animals for surgery, and provide post-operative care.
Assists in setting up quarantined and biocontainment environments or facilities. Performs animal husbandry activities including observing, feeding, watering, sanitizing, handling animals and monitoring care areas consistent with State, Federal and University regulations. Maintains and records animal care and animal room information. Communicates animal conditions to appropriate staff. Trains entry level staff. Administrates medication to animals and collects biological samples to calculate doses and perform diagnostic techniques under the direction of the veterinarian. Performs routine animal physical examinations. Prepares animal for surgery including performing local and general anesthesia for routine care procedures. Provides post-operative care. Performs animal identification techniques such as tattoo, ear punch, avid chip and tags. Records food, medication, supply and equipment distribution and ensures inventory is rotated. Recommends purchases to immediate supervisor. Performs animal euthanasia as directed. May be responsible for specialized areas of laboratory animal care including maintenance and care of transgenic colonies, necropsy and special diagnostic procedures. May coordinate the acquisition, processing, transportation and final disposition of research animals. May assist Principal Investigators in their specific research needs.
Three years of laboratory animal experience and Laboratory Animal (LAT) certification from the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) within three months of hire required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Bachelor’s degree in Science withLATcertification preferred. Specialized training in necropsy, genetic colonies and diagnostic procedures; and the ability to move up to 50 pounds may be required in some areas.
Ability to perform intravenous injections preferred.
Special Instructions Summary
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “firstname.lastname@example.org” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “email@example.com” .
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.