Animal Care Technician (Animal Care Technician)
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana


Department

LABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCES (IN-LARS-IUINA)

Job Summary

  • Provides routine care for laboratory animals and breeding colonies (feeding and watering).
  • Monitors animal health and observes for overt signs of disease and reports any changes to supervisor and veterinary staff.
  • Handles, restrains, and transfers animals as directed.
  • Performs euthanasia and disposes of remains and/or carcasses.
  • Provides occasional assistance in basic procedures such as maintaining animal and experimental records, collecting specimens for diagnostic or environmental controls and assisting with treatments as directed by veterinary staff.
  • Participates in receiving, storing and rotating feed, bedding, and other animal care supplies and equipment.
  • Assists higher level Animal Care Technicians, facility supervisors, veterinary staff, and facility users as directed.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED).
WORK EXPERIENCE

Required
  • 6 months of animal care experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Required
  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) Certificate within 1 year of hire.
SKILLS

Required
  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.

Working Conditions / Demands

This position requires the ability to move about for long periods of time, perform repetitive movements, and operate equipment, tools, or controls. It also requires the ability to move items weighing up to 40 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential duties with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Intermediate

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Animal Research
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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

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