University Park Campus - Vice President for Research
Penn State University - University Park, PA

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Provide general care, feeding and watering of animals. Operate van for the pickup and delivery of cages, racks, bedding, feed and other miscellaneous items. Assist in holding animals for administrating of drugs, clipping, weighing and other tasks as assigned. Record and report unusual instances involving behavior of animals, vermin infestation, temperature changes and other conditions affecting the well being of the animals. Maintain records of food and bedding materials on hand, used and daily or weekly requirements. Record animal experimental data on a limited scale. Perform routine medication and nursing procedures under the direction of the supervisor. Perform technical aspects of diet preparation, including operation of food grinder. Collect urine, fecal materials, hair, etc. Clean and sanitize cages, animal rooms and related service areas. Operate rack, bottle, cage washing machine, autoclave, floor scrubber and washer, clothes washer and dryer. Euthanize small laboratory animals as required. Load, unload and store food, cages and bedding materials, and other lab equipment and supplies. Deliver orders being careful not to contaminate food sacks. Operate incinerator for the destruction of animals and bedding. Receive animal deliveries, check received animals against order regarding sex, weight, general health and identify by tattooing. Maintain a daily census of all animals in the assigned facilities. Carry out quarantine and isolation procedures. Purchase small quantities of produce and other animal food items on occasion from local merchants. Instruct students and wage payroll employees when they are assisting with animal care in their area. Job Requirements: Requires the use of simple formulas, charts, schedules, etc. Use of mathematics and posting various records and data. Equivalent to high school education. Must have certificate or be certification eligible as required by the American Association for Laboratory Animals. Six to 12 months effective experience is required. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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