Preclinical Assistant

Job ID: J132140
Company: Allegheny Singer Research Institute
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Oct 17, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Responsible for providing daily husbandry to laboratory animals. Responsibilities include cleaning and changing cages, providing food, water and enrichment, cage washing, census taking and performing janitorial duties such as dusting, sweeping, mopping, doing laundry and trash removal.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform daily animal husbandry limited to feeding, watering and cage sanitation. (55%)
  • Take daily inventory counts of the research animals. (5%)
  • Restock the animal housing rooms with feed, toys and PPE. Receive animal feed, bedding, PPE and other various items upon delivery and stock into supply rooms. (5%)
  • Dust, sweep, mop, trash removal and laundry in the animal resources facility. (20%)
  • Perform cleaning and decontamination of housing rooms. (15%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred

  • Six months to one year of working with or caring for animals in a research, retail, veterinary or zoo environment is preferred.

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