ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN PRN at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Type: Part Time

Job Description:


Perform daily health checks and animal room environmental checks according to established procedure. Promptly report any animal health or room conditions issues to the area supervisor.

Properly handle and restrain various species of laboratory animals

Feed (ad libitum or restricted) and provide water to animals as directed.

Complete animal cage changes and sanitation as required or as special conditions warrant.

Properly mix and handle solutions used for a variety of purposes, but primarily for cleaning and sanitation

Maintain required levels of sanitation by sweeping, mopping, dusting and scrubbing on a daily, weekly and quarterly basis as instructed. Properly and safely operate mechanical sanitation and sterilization equipment.

Monitor animal rooms and area reports on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis as required.

Assist staff veterinarians in surgical and necropsy procedures. Perform animal treatments as prescribed by staff veterinarians. Properly record treatments and/or results.

Must wear/utilize protective equipment required for entry into restricted areas and performance of tasks as specified in applicable safety regulations and/or Standard Operating Procedures.

Perform euthanasia (humane death) of laboratory animals as directed. Dispose of carcasses in accordance with applicable regulations


Scheduled Days / Hours: as needed

High School diploma or GED required

0-2 years experience required, 3-5 years preferred

AALAS certification (laboratory technician program) preferred

AALAS certification within 1 year of hire

Lifting/Moving Requirements Minimum of 50 pounds occasionally; repetitive lifting/manipulation of up to 15 pounds; applying u to 20 pounds constantly to move/roll objects.