Georgetown Univerisity Animal Technician III in Washington, District Of Columbia
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The Animal Technician III, an experienced professional, supports animal research initiatives of a particular lab group in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. S/he performs diligent and responsible animal care for laboratory animals, including routine and specialized duties including medicating, restraint, breeding and transportation, as well as, specialized duties which include genotyping, back-breeding, administering special diets, minor surgeries and various types of injections. They will review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards. In addition, the Animal Technician III may keep records of treatments and animals received or discharged. They may administer injections and medications, sterilize equipment and prepare laboratory samples.
Incumbent will be working in a designated lab in LCCC, but will also spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility where he/she could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals.
The Animal Technician II is expected to be a contributing and accountable member of the lab, interact with and assist other animal care technicians, veterinarians and research faculty, students and staff in a professional and solution oriented manner. This person will report directly to the Principle Investigator(s) and will work with lab members to assist with animal-related needs during ongoing experiments and further contribute in the planning of such experiments.
General maintenance of mouse well-being in the animal care facility
Breeding mice and maintenance of breeder and litter cages
Thorough record keeping of mouse inventory
Genotyping, working with knock-out mice and back-breeding
Administration of medication or special diets
Weighing and acquiring accurate tumor measurements
Performing specialized injections; such as MFP, IP, tail-vein, etc.
Specialized mouse surgeries
Collecting blood and tissue samples from mice
Prepping mouse samples for histology
Performing mouse surgeries and procedures; such as tumor resection and euthanasia
- Reporting measurements & alerting collaborating lab members of abnormal mouse activity &/or appearance
Attending to mice in emergency situations (e.g. power outage, snow storm, etc.) & possibly on holidays
Associate’s degree in a scientific field and at least three years of experience in animal care and research.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.,
Must be able to work with animal’s/animal odors and perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions.
Must possess verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English.
This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to work weekends, snow/emergency days and University holidays.
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