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We are currently seeking Animal Caretakers to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Building 33.
OVERVIEW: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals.
Description of Duties:
Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Provide food and water to animals following SOPs or approved protocols
Assist cagewash personnel as needed
Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of the facility
Dispose of waste from the facility following appropriate SOPs
Maintain and repair animal caging and support equipment
Assist with receipt, stocking and maintenance of all supply inventories
Dispose of animal carcasses following SOPs
Assist with the restraint and manipulation of various animal species
Understand and follow SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance guidelines for animal care at biohazard containment levels 1 thru 3
Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to supervisory staff
Perform routine animal husbandry
Maintain a daily animal census in assigned animal rooms
Remove weanling animals to separate cages
Prepare and submit records, charts, logs, cage cards, and inventories as required by SOPs
Maintain clean and organized work and personal areas
Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff
Perform other duties under supervision, as assigned
Required Experience: 6 months animal handling experience preferred. Must be able to complete an intensive background investigation through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) and pass a security risk assessment through the FBI and Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Laboratory Animal Caretaker I as outlined.
Required Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must attain certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) within 1 year of obtaining the position.
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