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Location: US-OR-Beaverton Req ID: 2020-6422 Position Category: Veterinary Position Type: Regular Full-Time Job Type: AFSCME union represented Department: Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) Salary Range: $15.50 Schedule: Monday - Friday, but may be required to work voluntary and mandatory weekends and holidays Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm HR Mission: Research
The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
Function/Duties of Position
The purpose of the Laboratory Animal Technician 1, Equipment Sanitation Technician, is to provide husbandry, health care and research support for laboratory animals maintained at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). The primary function of this position is to provide laboratory animals with sanitized primary housing in accordance with federal regulations and guidelines. This includes cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing animal primary housing and equipment following strict protocols. The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on animal population and care requirements, service requirements, staffing needs, and the individual's knowledge. The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) houses approximately 5300 non-human primates, and approximately 1500 small laboratory animals, on a daily basis.
Advancement requires High School Diploma or GED
Must have at least 6 months direct work-related experience with animals, OR Certification at the Assistant laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) OR 2 years of indirect laboratory animal experience
Basic knowledge of the care of animals can be demonstrated through care of household pets, farm animals, or 4-H animals
Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff
Ability to assist with research support at the level that the individual is trained
Research support must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff
Ability to perform general animal husbandry duties and assist investigative staff with needs as requested
A valid Driver's License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus
Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lift objects weighing approximately 42 pounds to shoulder height
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume and references.