About the position
The Rodent Models Breeding Core Technician 2 (RMBCT2) is an integral team member of the Rodent Models Breeding Core (RMBC). The RMBCT2 will assist in safely carrying out daily responsibilities assigned by the area Operations Manager or senior team members. Will be responsible for routine and non-routine procedures as requested by our various stakeholders including the immediate supervisor/manager, veterinarians, research investigators or experimental protocols. Work performed under direct supervision. This position is responsible for carrying out the Animal Care Services' (ACS) directives and SOPs as governed by the Animal Welfare Act and all applicable rules and regulations. The RMBC is a full service 8000 cage breeding facility for the University of Florida faculty offering management of their experimental rodent colonies to efficiently handle all of their colonies experimental needs and timelines. The RMBCT2 provides direct management of rodent breeding colonies in addition to performing technical duties. The RMBCT2 will directly work with and manage the
rodent colonies for various Principal Investigator labs. They will create a weekly technical work list based on colony management needs and perform the tasks on those list. They will also house incoming animals, pack outgoing animals, create and maintain needed sterile surgical and technical equipment packs among other tasks. Uses aseptic procedures to minimize contamination as required. Ensures housing and environmental compliance with the "NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals". Arrives, leaves, and takes breaks at work as scheduled and strictly adheres to ACS attendance policy. Strictly and consistently following applicable ACS SOPs, IACUC and UF EH&S including safety procedures, guidelines and policies complete all actions.
High school diploma or equivalent and one year of appropriate experience; or certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician or above by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Maintain a valid state driver’s license.
Prefer HS degree or higher with at least 3 years’ experience with research animal care at a research institution or other appropriate environment. AALAS LAT certification or higher at time of hire.
University of Florida
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