Research Technician

Western University of Helth Science

United States

August 26, 2022

Description

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number FWS00371

Position Title Research Technician Campus Western University Campus-Lebanon, OR Department 1480-COMP Northwest Campus Type of Position Federal Work Study Job Summary

Position will maintain a satisfactory environment in the Animal Facility and Research Laboratory to meet all applicable animal welfare regulations and guidelines. Position will support the Coordinator of Animal Resources, Research Laboratory Coordinator and Principal Investigators as needed by being trained in all aspects of research operations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Must be comfortable working with various types of laboratory animals; must disclose to an Occupational Health medical professional any known and existing animal allergies; individuals to be in good physical condition since the position requires constant physical activity such as standing, walking, reaching, lifting, etc.

Required Qualifications

Work study eligible student in good standing at COMP-Northwest.

Preferred Qualifications

Interest in gaining laboratory research experience.

List comments regarding work hours

1-10 hours per week

Posting Date 07/27/2022 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

Monitors and logs animal health, cleans or changes cages as needed, and other animal husbandry related duties.

Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty

Performs routine cleaning, maintenance and safety checks within the vivarium and research laboratory Utilizes vivarium and research lab equipment properly to aid in all job related tasks.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty

Assists supervisor in maintaining facility and recordkeeping to be in compliance with WesternU IACUC standards, USDA Guidelines, Good Laboratory Practices and other applicable animal welfare regulations and requirements.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty

Assists principal investigators and coordinators with any special research tasks in accordance with protocols, experiments and projects.

Percentage Of Time 24 Job Duty

Assists with maintaining inventory, ordering and processing incoming supplies and maintenance of major equipment in the vivarium and research laboratory.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Percentage Of Time 1

Physical Demands

Physical Demands

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

If yes, list maximum weight and duration

WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments. ​

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to grasp laboratory objects and equipment. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb and stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. These vision demands are needed in the lab, especially when using a microscope.

Describe Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties of the position are normally performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing the duties in this setting the employee is regularly exposed to disinfectants and other toxic or caustic chemicals, lab animal allergens, occasionally exposed to moving heavy pieces of equipment (racks, hoods), and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Additional Applicant Document
  • Supplemental Questions

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  • This position is located in Lebanon, Oregon. Are you willing and able to work from this campus location?
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  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Please provide the name of the website, individual, or organization.
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