Texas A&M University CMP Research Animal Technician I in College Station, Texas

Job Title

CMP Research Animal Technician I

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The CMP Research Animal Technician I reports directly to the Division Coordinator in the Comparative Medicine Program and is responsible for performing husbandry duties for research animals, including the sanitation of assigned animal holding rooms and the maintenance of assigned support areas.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Six months of related experience in clerical or laboratory animal care.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of animal care and safety processes.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record. Must be able to obtain State of Texas class "C" vehicle operator's license within 30 days of employment.

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Ability to move heavy objects.

  • Availability to work outside normal business hours; such as a Tuesday thru Saturday shift or a Sunday thru Thursday shift.

  • Work weekends and holidays as required.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Successful completion of any CMP Laboratory Animal Science Course within first year in position.

Responsibilities:

  • Cleans and maintains laboratory animal care areas and cage wash area and documents sanitation and maintenance of assigned areas. Operates cage washers and autoclaves, including reporting malfunctioning equipment and documenting daily equipment performance.

  • Operates, cleans, maintains and makes minor repairs to laboratory animal cages and related laboratory animal equipment, including reporting malfunctioning equipment and documenting daily equipment performance.

  • Transports animals, caging equipment, bulk feed, and bedding materials. This will require operation of a personal or University motor vehicle.

  • Participates in training and continuing education activities as required by federal guidelines and accreditation standards. Attends staff meetings as required.

  • Follows established protocols and procedures and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines concerning quality assurance and laboratory animal care and use.

  • Observes all laboratory animals in assigned work area and reports any sick, injured or distressed animals. Records accurate daily observation of animals and environmental parameters.

  • Performs husbandry duties for assigned conventional and specific pathogen free (SPF) research animal colonies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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