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Small Animal Technician



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Summary: An entry-level technician that provides for the basic needs of small laboratory animals by performing animal husbandry tasks such as feeding, weighing, preventive health maintenance, providing social interaction, and by maintaining a clean living environment according to SOPs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

1. Maintains knowledge of applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to successfully perform job duties.

2. Cleans and/or completes spray-backs and sanitizing of animal caging and housing areas per SOP. Operates a variety of cleaning equipment such as pressure hoses and cage washers.

3. Administers daily and enrichment feeding according to SOP or protocol prescribed amounts and types of feed. Assesses and documents appetite and feces patterns.

4. Performs small animal receipt, including preparing housing for arrival, movement of animals to housing, preparing animal charts, microchipping/tail-marking and weighing of animals as required.

5. Observes small animals for signs of illness or injury, and notifies research technician or

veterinary staff as necessary.

6. Performs daily documentation activities, such as cleaning/sprayback and feeding dates and times, sanitation dates and initials, appetite, feces and vomit observations, room and location transfers, room temperature and humidity data, etc.

7. Weighs animals according to schedule or as dictated by study protocol.

8. Assists research technicians during the conduct of small animal procedures and assays by helping hold or restrain animals as needed.

9. Performs preventive health maintenance such as nail trims, teeth trims, and bathing.

10. Conducts animal movement from room to room as needed for housing requirements, study requirements, cleaning, etc.

11. Interacts with animals daily and sets up or participates in animal enrichment activities.

12. Assists with training newer Animal Technicians.

13. Assists with stocking animal and surgical supplies.

14. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


--High School Diploma or GED

--6 months experience working with animals

--Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Qualifications are:

- High school diploma or GED.

- Previous animal handling experience.

- Basic computer skills such as email, word processing and data entry into spreadsheets.

- The ability to use cleaning equipment, such as hoses with spray nozzles, and work in moist environments for long periods of time, to ability move freely around and respond to small animals, and the ability to lift or move up to 50 pounds.

About Actalent:

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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.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Jean Chambers

Phone: (410) 579-3072


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