About the position
We are currently seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual for an Animal Care Technician Position. If experience warrants, this position may be an elevated Senior Technician Position.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Working as part of our Animal Resources Center, the selected candidate will primarily manage rodent colonies in our neuroscience research laboratory setting. Typical duties will include managing daily animal husbandry; maintaining a clean environment throughout the vivarium; assisting other animal technicians when needed; performing housekeeping within the facility; monitoring animals during and after surgery; maintaining colony management software and daily health records; managing rodent breeding colonies; preparing diets; and performing other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.
Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of two (2) years of related experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related scientific discipline and no related experience is required. Organizational abilities, effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Experience managing multiple rodent colonies, genotyping, rodent phenotyping and husbandry are preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
AALAS certification is preferred.
With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to work around animals with the supervision and assistance of other animal technician, as well as perform repetitive motions with arms, wrists and hands. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
Must be available for weekend and holiday rotations.
Max Planck Florida Institute
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