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Animal Care Technician- Farm


Posted Monday, July 10, 2023

Posting ID: JP-003893170

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Freeland, MD
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General Summary/Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide animal husbandry and non-human primate enrichment to two breeding colonies of non-human primates as well as assisting in facility maintenance.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Perform routine animal husbandry procedures.

B. Support Animal facility functions to keep it running in a safe and orderly way

B. Provide daily enrichment for nonhuman primates. Includes rotational creative use of food and physical devices to enrich the physical environment. Collection, maintenance and compliance of written documentation and records.

C. Responsible for the institutional nonhuman primate quarantine program. Preparing areas for new arrivals, administration of drugs used for restraint and treatment; intradermal tuberculin testing and observation and documentation of test results; Collecting required biological samples for analysis and treatment; tattoo/chip/tag; obtain routine weights for multiple nonhuman primate species such as but not limited to macaques, baboons, marmosets, and squirrel monkeys.

D. Assist veterinary staff, research staff, and Animal Resources personnel as needed. This includes provisions of medical care/treatments, anesthesia or research manipulations.

E. Provide assistance with receiving and shipping laboratory animals.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

High school diploma or GED and 1 year of related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ability to provide drug calculations, read and write.

Must be able to work independently

Must be able to perform manipulations with specific techniques, such as but not limited to intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.

Certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is required after 15 months of employment.

Must be able to work a rotating schedule that includes approximately one weekend per month and rotating holidays.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Michael Camiolo

Phone: (410) 663-5006


The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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