Agricultural / Animal Assistant II - DLAR
Date Posted: March 25, 2021
Deadline: December 4, 2020
Organization: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
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Job Type: Full Time
Wages/Salary: UNIV-Band 3: $22,625.00 - $32,245.00 - $41,866.00 (min - mid - max)
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma and two years of experience in agricultural research or animal care that is directly related to the area of employment. An associate degree in animal health technology or a discipline related to agriculture may be substituted for the required work experience. Certification as a laboratory animal technician may be required for positions responsible for the care of laboratory animals.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred: Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) Certification required within 6 months of eligibility which means that final candidate(s) will be asked for copy of their diploma / degree during the final contingency stage.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to climb using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100 ? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. to 30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to file boxes from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes from floor level to a maximum height of 72". (Infrequent) Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors, from floor level to a height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops (Frequent) Ability to reach, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to conduct a variety of hand pipefitting operations. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to qualify for the use of cartridge respirators. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent) May require working with animals of various sizes.
Physical Requirements: (DLAR Specific):
Must be able to lift 50 lbs above waist routinely.
Must be able to work with animals.
May be exposed to animal allergens.
May be exposed to zoonotic diseases.
Must be able to work in dusty environments.
May have to work in wet areas.
Must be able to properly wear DLAR issued PPE.
Must be able to work in reverse light cycle rooms.
May have to work in confined spaces.
Must be able to understand safety requirements for autoclave, rack washer and tunnel washer.
25% Alert and notify DLAR Supervisor and/or DLAR Vet Tech on health status of animal colonies, and animal facility issues.
35% Maintain ventilated racks and sterile hood/dumping stations and DLAR equipment in procedure rooms. Assist cage wash personnel.
35% Responsible for the care of specialized animal colonies. Maintain environmental records daily in animal rooms; checks to ensure that proper feed, watering and bedding changes are performed as scheduled. Ensure that room temperatures are adequate for optimal animal health.
5% Other duties as assigned.
Job summary: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-routine and diversified duties in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources. Provides and is responsible for primary daily care of research animals and their environment.
Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.