Animal Technician I
|Department Name:||Animal Resources - FL|
|Position Title||Animal Technician I|
|Position Summary:|| |
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is currently seeking a Temporary Animal Technician I for its Florida facility in the Animal Resource Center.
This entry level position is responsible for the daily care of research animals including feeding, cage washing, maintaining a clean environment and monitoring the overall health of the animals. Transfers animals from dirty to clean caging providing appropriate feed, water and bedding. Notify appropriate personnel of abnormal conditions. Conducts daily animal health observations and completes health reports identifying sick animals. Performs basic animal health treatments with direction from the veterinary staff. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclaves feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. Maintains cagewash equipment including cleaning the screens, jets, and manifolds. Performs preventative maintenance such as descaling tanks and polishing machine. Reports maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel. Performs general housekeeping duties including but not limited to sweeping and mopping work areas and hallways. Properly disposes of waste. Euthanizes rodents according to written procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.
|Physical Requirements:|| |
With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to work with animals for up to 8 hours a day and lift feed bags and animal cages up to 50 pounds; as well as perform repetitive motions with arms, wrists and hands. This position may also include utilizing latex gloves and working in an environment that contains animal dander and dust particles. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
|Basic Qualifications:|| |
High school diploma or equivalent (GED). No experience necessary, but prefer one year animal care experience. One to three years animal care experience can be substituted for a high school diploma/equivalent. Good verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills. Must demonstrate competency in technical procedures. Those not assigned to a Dedicated Weekend Schedule (Fri-Mon) OR Sat/Sun only schedule, must be able to work weekend and holiday rotations.
|Preferred Qualifications:|| |
Florida & Palm Beach County residents are preferred.
|Compensation:||Commensurate with experience|
|Job Closing Date:|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Job Posting Category||Administrative & Support|
|EEO Statement|| |
The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.