Primate Center Enrichment Tech I
Tulane University - Los Angeles, CA

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Performs routine tasks related to the implementation and maintenance of the environmental enrichment program for nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species as directed by the Enrichment Program Coordinator. The TNPRC maintains biosafety level 3 facilities and performs work on diverse infectious agents many of which can cause serious disease in humans if standard operating procedures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, are not followed. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific cautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

Minimum Qualifications

The ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to lift items weighing up to 45 lbs.

Must have the ability to work with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species without jeopardizing the health of said nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species.

The TNPRC maintains biosafety level 3 facilities and performs work on diverse infectious agents many of which can cause serious disease in humans if standard operating procedures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, are not followed.

Depending on agent specific risk assessments individuals may be offered, or in some cases required to have vaccinations against the relevant agents.

If this position is assigned to work in ABSL3 containment areas there will be additional minimum requirements including some or all of the following:

Must pass a US Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment for access to select biological agents and toxins.

Ability to perform job duties while wearing respiratory protection.

Must participate in drug and alcohol program and be in compliance with TNPRC drug and alcohol policy.

Minimum Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree with a background in behavioral sciences OR 2 years experience in laboratory animal care plus certification as an AALAS LAT OR 4 years of experience in laboratory animal care PLUS the ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Description 2

Financial Responsibility: None

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Is this position at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens? Yes

Is this position at risk of exposure to tuberculosis? Yes

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