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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Animal Technician 3 in New Haven, Connecticut

Employer Name: Yale University

  1. Observe and evaluate animals for signs of illness and stress and deviations in animal conditions. 2. Feed, house and handle animals in accordance with institutional, local and Federal regulations. 3. Perform animal care with veterinary oversight which may include specialized drug administration, sample collection, and pre- and post-procedural care. 4. Maintain records of treatments. 5. Provide husbandry and specialized services for animals in animal colonies. 6. Maintain, sanitize and decontaminate animal rooms and facilities within low to moderate hazardous areas, e.g. BL2. 7. Perform rodent euthanasia services according to established standards and practices and/or assist in non-rodent species euthanasia. 8. Maintain required records according to institutional, local and federal regulatory standards. 9. Serve as a source of information to investigators and support staff on animal handling, restraint, and pre- and post-procedural care or sanitation services. 10. May train and/or instruct staff on sanitation, animal handling, restraint and care techniques appropriate to level. 11. Perform periodic decontamination, maintenance and rotation of equipment in facility washing centers. 12. Operate animal care processing equipment on either clean or dirty side and/or specific washing center; diagnose mechanical, technical and/or process problems. 13. Maintain inventory of supplies. 14. May act as a driver; operating vehicle in order to pick up and deliver animals and materials to assignment locations, applying proper animal handling and care protocols. 15. Perform additional related tasks as necessary. Required Skill/ability 1: Ability to follow YARC Standing Operating Procedure. Ability to recognize signs of well-being, illness and abnormalities. Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to recognize signs of well-being, illness and abnormalities. Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to understand and use short notes, basic written instructions and forms; ability to understand complex and detailed protocols. Required Skill/ability 4: General knowledge of computer use and ability to monitor email. Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard) Posting Position Title: Animal Technician 3 University Job Title: Animal Technician 3 Four years of work experience, two of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school level education; or two years of work experience and an Associate's Degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.