Animal Husbandry/Cage Wash Technician

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
12 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00005506
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Animal Husbandry/Cage Wash Technician

Job Profile Title
Technician, Cagewash B

Job Description Summary

As an Animal Husbandry/Cage Wash Technician, you will actively support GTP discovery and pre-clinical research programs by contributing to the care and upkeep of rodents. You will be performing basic husbandry duties such as cleaning/sanitizing caging and accessory equipment; sanitizing/decontaminating all work areas; performing routine cleaning and preventative maintenance on cage washers/autoclaves; prepare for animal arrivals (preparing cages with appropriate bedding, watering/feeding accessories, etc) observing animals, reporting abnormalities to Supervisor and/or Veterinarian; monitor and maintain inventory and stock for assigned area; and perform accurate data collection/reporting.

Job Description

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) and Orphan Disease Center (ODC) are entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.  Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria.

Our Animal Models Core is looking for Animal Husbandry/Cage Wash Technicians that will ensure the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals

As an Animal Husbandry/Cage Wash Technician, you will actively support GTP discovery and pre-clinical research programs by contributing to the care and upkeep of rodents. You will be performing basic husbandry duties such as cleaning/sanitizing caging and accessory equipment; sanitizing/decontaminating all work areas; performing routine cleaning and preventative maintenance on cage washers/autoclaves; prepare for animal arrivals (preparing cages with appropriate bedding, watering/feeding accessories, etc) observing animals, reporting abnormalities to Supervisor and/or Veterinarian; monitor and maintain inventory and stock for assigned area; and perform accurate data collection/reporting.

Qualifications:

  • A High School diploma or GED and 1 year to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience are required; Training or coursework beyond High School is a plus..
  • Assistant Laboratory Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification preferred.
  • Must have experience animal handling and be dedicated to the humane care of lab animals.
  • Strong attention to detail and accurate record keeping a must!

Position contingent on funding

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$16.23 - $29.21

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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