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Animal Husbandry Technician I

Wilmington, MA 01887

Posted: 11/03/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 517964 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description


BASIC SUMMARY:  
Pay Rate Range: $18-20/hr

Perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry and clinical observations in a GMP compliant laboratory setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Perform routine and moderately complex animal husbandry duties
  • Conduct daily clinical observations to ensure health of animals
  • Strictly follow all biosecurity procedures necessary to maintain the BSL-2 environment.
  • Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in order, and meet protocol specifications and/or cGMP requirements.
  • Perform physical environment cleanliness and upkeep and maintain recordkeeping to cGMPs and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Order and operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)
  • Experience:  Six to twelve months related experience and/or training.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:   None
  • Other: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Regularly required to utilize a computer.
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • Regularly lifts and/or moves equipment and materials weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to differentiate colors.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work in a busy research environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and/or biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles. 
  • Work with biological samples with risk or exposure to, zoonotic disease, and biohazards.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to moderate depending upon the task being performed.
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