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SoBran is seeking an Animal Care Technician II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Laboratory Animal Caretaker I for the NIH, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.
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
Feed all Non-human Primates the appropriate number of biscuits twice a day unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian
Receive and transfer Non-human primates
Check automatic water system to ensure proper function and / or refill water bottles with fresh water daily
Clean and disinfect animal holding rooms using designated disinfectant daily. Correctly collect swabs to monitor room sanitation.
Safely handle and dispose of hazardous waste. (eg. Package for autoclaving or incineration, arrange special pick-up for chemical/radiological waste, document use/disposal as directed).
Sanitize all cage/rack units via the facility cage washer every 14 days. Decontaminate all holding areas every 14 days.
Maintain written records, logs, charts
Sweep and mop corridors
Assist Behaviorist’s staff in pair housing of selected NHP’s
Provide enrichment devices to NHP’s identified by Behaviorist’s staff
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned
Required Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. Weekend work is required as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm. In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.
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 should hold a current AALAS certification at the ALAT level or higher
Some previous experience preferred
Internal Number: 17269
About SoBran inc.
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.