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Job Description

ANIMAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN I (Richland, MI) We are seeking an Animal Research Technician to fill an immediate open position. The qualified candidate will have experience working with cattle and swine in a biocontainment environment. 
Position Summary:
Provides animal research technician support in a research environment. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Assists with protocol review and, animal procurement, animal care, and data management in accordance with scientific protocol and applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
·         Sets up and performs a variety of animal activities, including sample collection, processing, data handling, record keeping and animal husbandry activities.
·         Provides communication with and assistance to the researcher, lead technicians and manager.
Typical Background and Experience:

  • High School plus two (2) years animal related experience or education combined.
  • Demonstrated math and reading comprehension required.
  • Good oral and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated computer skills preferred.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective, trusting work and customer relationships. 

Additional Information:
Work environment: This position works in animal research facilities handling mainly swine and cattle. There may be exposure to animal wastes, chemicals, and biologics.  Work will be conducted in lab, office and animal housing facilities.  Candidate should have experience with mechanical machinery and operations and be able to perform physical labor involving the breaking down and setting up of heavy caging.  There may be exposure to temperature, climate extremes and dirty and dusty conditions. Individuals with livestock experience will be considered.
Scope of Services
Standard work week will be Monday – Friday – weekend work will be required (typically every other) Hours of work will vary, typically 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Job ID: 
Richland, MI

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