Animal Technician 4

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Connecticut, United States
11 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Position Focus:

This position supports multiple labs in Cardiovascular Research Department with mouse colony management, census, new animal user training, resolving breeding issues and monitoring health of mice. Skills required are mouse weaning, tissue sample collection for genotyping, monitor facility temp/humidity and report as needed. This may include blood collection and injection. Must be able to access and understand protocols. Must be able to train new mouse users. Communication with YARC, Rodent QA and Veterinary Services is essential. Record keeping using Word and Excel.

Essential Duties

1. Using specialized working knowledge of one or more functional areas of animal husbandry, conducts animal husbandry, sanitation and handling duties, including moderate to high hazard areas, e.g. BL 3. 2. Observes and evaluates animals for signs of illness and stress and deviations in animal conditions. Feeds, houses, and handles animals in accordance with institutional, local and Federal regulations. 3. Provides research and technical support to investigators. Conducts or oversees procedures such as blood collection, injections and/or routine surgical procedures. Prepares reports and provides updates to investigators regarding the status of animals. 4. Using protocols established by PI or manager, manages and maintains breeding colonies for research. Establishes and carries out strategic breeding plans according to specific protocols or instructions. 5. Maintains detailed records regarding animal colonies such as births, deaths, weaning, and breeding and other records required by institutional, local and federal regulations. 6. Coordinates daily functions for a washing center. Assigns staff to maximize operating efficiency and ensures production according to required schedules. Ensures and maintains established quality standards. 7. May train and/or instruct staff on sanitation, animal handling, restraint and care techniques, appropriate to level. 8. Performs additional related tasks as necessary.

Required Education and Experience

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or four years of related experience and an Associate Degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability with mouse weaning, tissue sample collection for genotyping, monitor facility temp/humidity and report as needed.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven ability with blood collection and injection of mice.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to access and understand protocols.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to train new mouse users.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to effectively communication with Yale Animal Resource Center (YARC), Rodent QA and Veterinary Services is essential. Record keeping using Word and Excel.

Weekend Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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