Animal Care Attendant - Temporary Full Time
The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) has an opening for a temporary full time Animal Care Attendant to start June 2018. Reporting to the Supervisor, Animal Husbandry, the incumbent is responsible for basic animal husbandry duties for laboratory mice and responsible for their overall health and welfare. A variety of animal health care duties are required such as general husbandry including cage changing, daily health checks on all animals in assigned rooms and identifying changes in animal health or deviations in normal behaviour. Other responsibilities include: working cooperatively with scientific staff and fellow team members; stocking supplies and general upkeep of assigned holding rooms and procedure rooms; maintaining detailed records; working with a specialized colony management database and reporting all failures to follow SOPs immediately to supervisor. The incumbent will work as a team to maintain the overall cleanliness and efficiency of the vivarium – including but not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting animal rooms, procedure rooms and equipment. The work is conducted in a highly regulated environment according to standard operating procedures.
The successful candidate should be a graduate of an Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician program or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 2 years of animal care experience is required. CALAS certification is preferred with a good understanding of CCAC guidelines and OMAFRA regulations. Must be able to work and contribute to a team environment. May require lifting a minimum of 33lbs (feed bags); require pushing/pulling of vented racks and feed transfer racks. Must be able to stand for a substantial period of time while performing animal husbandry duties. Excellent written/verbal communication and computer skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
All interested candidates should email their resumes or curriculum vitae along with a cover letter to:
No phone calls please.
Active from 5/29/2018 to 6/22/2018
Animal Care Attendant- temporary June 2018.pdf
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