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We currently have several positions open for Animal Caretaker/Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Laboratory Animal Caretaker II 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 II to be forward thinking and create/assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Laboratory Animal Caretaker II 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:
Understand and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards
Perform daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinary technician and /or floor supervisor
Dispose of deceased animals following standard SOP’s and policies
Change animal caging, to include feed and water, according to SOP’s and/or specific approved protocols and the schedule established by the floor supervisor
Sex and wean animals according the SOP’s
Maintain daily animal census sheets, room equipment and status form sheets, and other forms requested by the floor supervisor
Clean and sanitizes animal facility and assigned rooms according to SOP’s
Maintain and repairs animal caging and support equipment
Receive, examine, transfer, identify and properly house incoming animal shipments according to SOP’s
Assist with the restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as requested by the investigators
Assist in ANY contract related activity as assigned by the floor supervisor or to 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 prolonged period
Routinely safely handles and disposes of hazardous (biohazardous, radiological, or chemical) materials
Correctly collects swabs to monitor room sanitation
Perform any other duties as assigned
Schedule: Work hours are from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F. Weekend work is required as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 7:00 am-11:00 am.
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.
A High School Diploma or equivalent. College Degree preferred
Certification: Employees must hold a current AALAS certification at the ALAT level
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.