Laboratory Animal Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Laboratory Animal Technician
Role Title: Laboratory & Research Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170745
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Office of the University Veterinarian has an opening for a part time wage hourly Laboratory Technician. The person in this position provides daily care and husbandry of various species of laboratory animals maintained at the Central Vivarium. Duties include feeding, cleaning of and maintaining facility, and patient restraint. Receives animals, maintains required records, observes and reports on the health of the animals in his/her care. Provides assistance in preventative maintenance and repair of Vivarium equipment as needed/instructed.
Will have to work some weekends and holidays. Multiple positions may be hired from this posting.

Required Qualifications:

- Previous experience handling and restraining a wide variety of animals.
- Good communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize abnormal behavior and clinical signs in laboratory animals.
- Demonstrated ability to follow instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Preference given for AALAS certification at ALAT level or higher or eligible.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

The position required a criminal conviction check.

This position requires direct contact with a wide variety of animals. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes, and or airborne particles, wet and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, chemicals and risks of exposures. The position requires the wearing of personal protective gear.

Given the nature of the position, employee may be subject to alternate work schedule with alternating weekends and holiday in order to meet the organizational needs.

Employment Comments:

Must have a criminal background check.

This position requires direct contact with a wide variety of animals. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes, and or airborne particles, wet and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, chemicals and risks of exposures. The position requires the wearing of personal protective gear.

Requires frequent communication, walking, bending, crouching, pushing/pulling and carrying. Requires occasional climbing. Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

Given the nature of the position, employee may be subject to alternate work schedule with alternating weekends and holiday in order to meet the organizational needs.

How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting # SW0170745.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 72
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Research Vivarium
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Monday- Thursday and alternate weekends
Posting Date: 09/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/31/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79840

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