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Job Description

This position is responsible for the daily maintenance and care of laboratory animals; this includes cage changing, providing food and water, performing health checks, administering medications as per written instructions and reporting any signs of ill-health. The cleaning of dirty caging and the preparation of sterile caging is required. This position also includes the general cleaning and maintenance of the facility, record keeping and inventory.

  • Responsible for providing basic animal husbandry, handling, restraint, health, behavior and welfare surveillance of laboratory animals, along with continuous awareness of current species-specific welfare issues.
  • Performing health checks on various laboratory animals and recording observations.
  • Recording and maintaining animal data.
  • Providing a food, water, clean housing, and enrichment to animals, including changing animal cages and water bottles, operating a cage dumping station, a cage washer, a bottle filler, and a pass-through sterilizer.
  • Maintenance of the facility's cleanliness and organization, including routine sweeping and mopping of floors, as well as scheduled cleaning of rooms, vents, and cage racks.
  • Maintenance of facility equipment as required on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis.

Providing medications to animals as per written instruction (such as eye drops, topical antibiotics, oral medications in food or water).

  • Assisting with the collection of biological samples.
  • Assisting with anesthesia, surgical and other procedures, under direct supervision.
  • Assisting in the presentation of training courses for laboratory students and personnel.
  • Assisting in receiving, collecting and recording inventory of animals, food, bedding, and other supplies, repeatedly lifting up to 20kg.
  • Performing other related tasks as required.

Completion of Secondary School (Grade 12) or equivalent; Registered Lab Animal Technician (CALAS/AALAS) certification; over one (1) year related experience working with laboratory animals; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. An Animal Health Technology degree is an asset.

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $39,672.00 /year


Company Name: The University of British Columbia
Active from 9/10/2018

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