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SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Animal Care Technician III to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Laboratory Animal Caretaker III for the NIH, Animal Care Project These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.
This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the Laboratory Animal Caretaker III to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Laboratory Animal Caretaker III will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.
Primary duties may include the following:
Understands and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards
Performs daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinary technician and /or floor supervisor
Disposes of dead animals following standard SOP’s and policies
Changes animal caging, to include feed and water, according SOP’s and/or specific approved protocols and the schedule established by floor supervisor
Maintains daily animal census sheets, room equipment and status form sheets, and other forms requested by the floor supervisor
Cleans and sanitizes animal facility and assigned rooms according to SOP’s
Maintains and repairs animal caging and support equipment
Receives, examines, transfers, identifies and properly houses incoming animal shipments according to SOP’s
Assist with the restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as requested by the investigators
Assist Behaviorist’s staff in pair housing of selected animals
Assist in technical procedures (sample collection, injections, medications)
Assist in ANY contract related activity as assigned by the floor supervisor or complete daily assignments
Assumes a position as a team leader which includes helping to prepare the floor, solve everyday problems with minimal supervision, assisting other caretakers as well as the supervisory staff and maintaining an air of professionalism at all times
Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs., bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolong period
In the absence of the Floor Leader you will assume the responsibility of building Floor Leader
Assist in the training and mentoring of level I and II staff
Perform any other duties as assigned
Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. You will be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7:00 am-11:00 am.
Required Experience: Background knowledge of working with animals in biomedical research. Some previous caretaking experience preferred.
Employees’ appointed to the position of Animal Care Technician III must meet the following standards prior to appointment:
A High School Diploma or equivalent (college degree preferred)
Employees must hold a current AALAS certification at the ALAT level or higher.
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws
SoBran, Inc. is a rapidly growing technical and professional services company, serving government and industry for 20 years. We partner with customers to solve problems affecting critical missions such as biomedical research, defense, homeland security, environmental protection, and national energy policy. Core SoBran strengths include biomedical research support, engineering, logistics and supply... chain management, mail sanitation and screening, and program management support. Our biomedical services professionals support world class research that impacts the health of people around the world.