Note: This position might be eligible for a $2,500-$3,500 sign on bonus!
This position is for an overnight animal health technician in our USDA-covered species area. Candidate would start working during the day during the training period then transition to 3rd shift. Hours will be discussed during interview phase.
Performs experienced animal husbandry and/or assists with animal clinical care and other related tasks (such as compliance/regulatory functions, process improvement, medical evaluations, supportive medical treatments and procedures, surgery support, diagnostic testing, checking protocols, maintaining inventory supply, performing audits/inspections, outcome tracking, cost analysis, etc.) and with communication between appropriate persons/entities as a liaison (investigators, staff, vendors, EHS, regulatory bodies, inspectors, etc.).
Oversees and/or acts as lead in laboratory animal operations; may provide day to day oversight to less experienced technicians, including creating work assignments and managing attendance/performance.
Provides experienced technical support such as administering medications, performing treatments and/or assisting with surgical procedures on animals as directed; assesses active clinical cases and reports findings; collects specimens, such as blood and/or microbiological swabbing, as directed; provides assistance in more complex animal surgeries, procedures, and operations.
Ensures and maintains proper setup and maintenance of standard and/or specialized apparatus or laboratory animal equipment; ensures proper sanitation and environment.
Creates, maintains, and verifies proper record keeping and documentation (experiment/testing documentation, clinical records, surgery and/or maintenance records, treatment logs, quality assurance testing, equipment preventative maintenance, GLP records, EHS and other safety documents, daily activity sheets) in a regulatory environment; creates organizational and tracking documents, including procedural descriptions (SOPs); performs data entry and generates reports as needed.
Demonstrates proper techniques and procedures by providing information as a leader, trainer, and subject matter expert to research faculty, staff, and/or less experienced technicians.
Creates, maintains, and updates training materials and informational resources (such as handouts, visual aids, formal and informal presentations, content for e-training and online platforms, SOPs, procedural descriptions, etc.)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
High school diploma or GED
5 years of relevant animal care experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire
AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification (2nd level or higher) upon date of hire