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Comparative Medicine
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Comparative Medicine
Job Type/Schedule
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Normal work hours range from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm with occasional mandatory overtime. Mandatory weekend and holiday coverage on a rotating basis.
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
Essential Functions
Positions in this job classification are responsible for the operations of the facility cage wash and support areas in accordance with guidelines of Animal Welfare Act, National Institute of Health, Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) and University policies to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University. Due to the nature of this position the technician may be required to work on weekends and Holidays.
1. Sanitize/sterilize animal caging equipment.
2. Fill clean animal cages with proper amount of bedding and fill clean water bottles.
3. Transport animal cages, water bottles, and feed within animal facilities.
4. Obtain bedding, chemicals and supplies from storage areas regularly to maintain adequate daily inventory.
5. Conduct general cleaning and housekeeping of cage wash and service areas, including washing walls, floors, equipment, air vents, sinks, doors, door frames and feed containers.
6. Observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.
7. Report promptly any equipment problems to supervisor or manager.
8. Perform additional duties as required of a position in this job class.
Required Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications
* Animal care experience preferred.
* Ability to properly operate a variety of cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing equipment including; rack washers, autoclaves, tunnel washers, floor scrubbers etc.
* A conscientious attitude and concern for quality is a must.
Salary Range
The hiring range for this position is $11.75 - $13.75 per hour.
Pre-Employment Screening
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, fitness for duty assessment and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
* Retirement Savings Plan
* 22 vacation days
* 8 Paid Holidays
* Sick Time
* Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
* Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
* Free Life Insurance
* Health, Dental, Vision
* Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
* Long Term Disability Insurance
* Flex Spending Plan
* Other Benefits
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Applicant Special Instructions
* Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed supplies and equipment of up to 50 pounds.
* Appropriate vaccinations and hearing protection and other PPE are required through participation in the Occupational Health & Safety Program.
EOE Statement
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
*Job Title:* Animal Care Technician I / Cage Wash - Comparative Medicine - 40316
*Job ID:* 40316
*Location:* Medical School
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Regular/Temporary:* Regular

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