Animal Research Technician II Campus IUPUI - Indianapolis Department LABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCES (IN-LARS-IUINA)
This position will assist with the daily care of research animals housed within the LARC facilities.
•Perform animal husbandry (care, feeding, watering, and cleaning), and/or provide husbandry support functions (cage wash duties which may include: running tunnel/racks washer, assembling housing units, running bulk autoclaves, etc.).
•Maintain proper sanitation, environment and health status of housing units. Maintain/verify proper record keeping (census, animal health, document sanitation and equipment maintenance).
•Provide technical support for LARC and research investigators (treatments, sample collection for sentinels, weaning litters, and administering diets, etc.). Participate in continuing education and training.
REQUIRED: High School Diploma or equivalent, plus 1 year relevant animal care experience.
Must be able to have indirect and/or direct physical contact with multiple species of animals. Must be willing to participate in Occupational Health Program for LARC employees, including receiving immunizations recommended by Occupational Health Services.
Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions, managing multiple concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions, maintaining confidentiality.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Frequent moving of racks of filled water bottles, move up to 25 lbs bags of feed and/or bedding, and pushing/pulling (animals and/or housing racks up to 250 lb), repetitive motions, transporting and some delicate operations.