ANIMAL RESEARCH TECHINCIAN
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Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician,
Research Specialists, Research, Scientific
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human
development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases
throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States,
the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral
research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for
the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In
addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to
people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and
outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists
and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.
The Rodent Models Core at the Waisman Center is essential to the success of
research that uses animal models for the study of normal and abnormal
development and degeneration of the nervous system. The core provides
technical support, access to sophisticated behavioral equipment for mice and
rats that can be shared among several investigators, and expertise in the
behavioral phenotyping of mouse and rat models of intellectual and
developmental disabilities (IDD) and related disorders of the central
nervous system (CNS). It operates within the Waisman Animal Facility, which
is responsible for the care, feeding and record-keeping related to the use of
mice and rats on projects and the maintenance of specific rodent models of
development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
No Degree Required.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
- Familiarity with responsible care and use of animals in a research setting.
- Knowledge of acceptable animal husbandry practices and procedures.
- Ability to work effectively as a team member.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to read and understand various animal care protocols and standard
- Ability to accurately record data such as daily animal health observations,
environmental conditions, and daily maintenance logs.
- The ability to learn safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain
animal health and to avoid contracting diseases which may be communicated from
- At least one year experience with responsible care and use of animals in a
- Knowledge of basic animal care.
- American Association for laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification
at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal
Technician (LAT) level.
License or Certificate:
Must have professional certifications (such as RARC Animal Online
Certification, Safety Training for Animal Users, Biomethodology of Mice
training, Biomethodology of Rats training).
Occasional evening and weekend work required.
A Criminal Background Check will be performed.
Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days
of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and be able to stand on feet for long
periods of time. This position requires frequent bending, twisting, and
7:45 am to 4:30 pm (30 minute unpaid break) Monday through Friday; rotating
weekend and legal holiday schedule.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $13.86 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the
"Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a cover
letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to
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Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified
individuals to apply.
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information about how to make a request at the following website:
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the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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Applications Open: Jun 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 21 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time