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Lab Animal Tech 1 - req# 10823
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Lab Animal Tech 1
|Working Title||Lab Animal Tech 1|
The UNM HSC Animal Resource Facility is seeking a detail-oriented, driven individual to join our team as a Lab Animal Tech.
The Lab Animal Tech is responsible for providing food, water, and other routine husbandry care for a variety of animal species (primarily laboratory rodents). Cleaning and sanitizing cages according to prescribed standards. Observing animals on a daily basis to assess health, environmental conditions, and social environment; monitor animals for impact of research and advises veterinarian of same. Maintaining cage cards, animal histories, and other records as required. Receiving and verifying shipments against purchase orders, bills of lading, and other documents; stores animal feed and supplies in a neat and orderly manner; rotating feed as required to ensure freshness; monitoring feed supplies to ensure adequate availability. Maintaining procedural laboratories, treatment rooms, and storage areas on a daily basis including sweeping and mopping floors, sanitizes equipment and instruments according to established procedures. Performing routine maintenance and/or basic mechanical repair to mobile caging, racks, tables, and automatic watering equipment. Practicing safety, environmental and/or infection control methods.
|Conditions of Employment|
High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, which may include directly related college-level student practicum.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
· Push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds
· standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day
· Evaluate the health and well-being of animals and environmental conditions for various laboratory animal species
· Safely use cleaning equipment and supplies
· Operate and maintain cage-washing equipment
· Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
· Accurately and legible record observations and information
· Interact productively with individuals at all levels within the organization
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||Animal Resource Facility Gen Admin (732B)|
|Staff Type||Regular - Full-Time|
|Term End Date|
|Benefits Eligible||This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.|
|ERB Statement||Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.|
|Background Check Required||No|
|For Best Consideration Date||10/7/2019|
|Application Instructions||Cover letter, resume and 3 supervisor references - All 3 must be attached to be considered for position|
Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.
The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.