Providing animal care and husbandry services, including but not limited to: feeding/watering
animals; handling and restraint of animals; cage & bedding changeouts; cleaning/sanitizing
animal rooms, hallways, ancillary equipment; monitoring environmental parameters as required;
assessing the presence of vermin and effectiveness of control efforts; performing animal health
checks; assisting in the local delivery/transport of animals; assisting in the inspection and storage
of feed and bedding materials; performing minor equipment and facility maintenance (e.g.,
cleaning air ducts/grills).
Cleaning, sanitizing, or sterilizing caging or equipment utilizing automated cagewash machines,
autoclaves, bottle fillers, and bedding dump stations.
Disposal of wastes in compliance with NIH/NIA and federal/state regulations.
Cleaning and sanitizing cagewash and ancillary areas.
Minor/preventative maintenance of caging and equipment.
Movement/delivery of feed/bedding sacks, cages, racks, pans, carts, dollies, and other
Assuring that procedures and practices involving the program of animal care are appropriate for
continued AAALAC accreditation of the NIA-IRP facilities.
Adherence to security procedures and confidentiality requirements.
Ensuring performance of activities in adherence with established NIA-IRP SOPs.
Participating in the ongoing employee training program, with special emphasis on safety and
health training, safe work practices, and use of personal protective equipment.
Performing job tasks/duties in compliance with NIH/NIA policies, regulations, safety, and security
Performing work in compliance with applicable safety requirements.
Adherence to equipment sanitation and sterilization schedules.
Assuring that records, log books, and other project records are appropriately and
Other job duties as assigned. Qualifications:
Education: HS diploma or GED equivalencyrequired.
Experience: No experience required. 1-2 years related technical experience preferred.
Certification/Licensure: Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level required or must be obtained within 6 months of eligibility. Equal Employment Opportunity: Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.
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