Senior Animal Technician - Children's Research Institute
Job Number: 94643
Category: Research & Laboratory
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 365001 - CRI-Lab Sean Morrison
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Experience and Education
Receives, identifies, and houses selected animal species; maintains related records.
Prepares special diets in accordance with principal investigators protocols, and ensures special diets are provided to correct animals.
Participate in providing on-the-job training and mentorship of lower level personnel.
Administers commonly used and easily administered treatments or medications as directed by veterinary staff.
Maintains computer databases. Assists in specialized monitoring and surveillance programs.
Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily bottle/cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
Complies with and wears required personal protective equipment. Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines.
Perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures. Sanitizes facilities, animal housing units, and ancillary animal care equipment.
Maintain required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
May assist in maintenance of breeding programs.
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