Company : Benaroya Research Institute
Country: United States
Location : Seattle, Washington
Post: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 19:32:40 GMT
Expires: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 23:59:59 GMT
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The Animal Technician II-III provides for the basic health and husbandry needs of rodents (mice only) housed in the vivarium, processes equipment, and performs some colony management tasks. The job title and expected major responsibilities will be determined based on prior experience.
This is an essential position which means that punctuality as well as the ability to report to work, even during inclement weather, and on some holidays or other times when BRI suspends operations, is required. We are seeking a candidate to work 20 hours a week. The schedule for this position will be: Saturday and Sunday; 7:00am – 3:30pm. The remaining 4 hours to complete 20 hrs./week is negotiable.
Care for animals (mice) in accordance with standard operating procedures and federal regulations and published guidelines. Includes feeding prescribed diets and ensuring that animals have fresh water at all times
Change, sanitize, and sterilize cages and accessory equipment. Requires operation of cage wash equipment and autoclaves
Monitor health and well-being of animals involved in research projects. Report physical or behavioral abnormalities promptly in writing or verbally and record observations on animal health reports. Administer medications or treatments as advised by the Veterinarian or the Animal Technician Supervisor
Handle and care for animals that have been exposed to chemicals or pathogens. Must understand and keep informed about a variety of biohazards. Must follow detailed instructions for personal protection as well as the protection of other animals and personnel in the area
Maintain and disinfect animal rooms and support areas. Includes sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, washing and disinfecting floors, walls, ceilings, sinks, and other equipment
Participate in on-the job training, staff meetings, and individual study on laboratory animal science that is provided during working hours
Perform other duties as assigned to assist with care and maintenance of research animals
High school education or equivalent
Animal Technician II: Minimum of 12 months of work experience as an Animal Technician in a laboratory animal facility or equivalent
Animal Technician III: Minimum of 3-5 years of related experience as an animal technician in a laboratory animal facility or equivalent
Good verbal and written communication skills
Able to wear negative and/or positive pressure respirators, and personal protective equipment
Ability to lift and move 50 lbs. on a regular basis and sustained physical activities such as bending, balancing, stooping, reaching and remain standing for long periods of time
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Laboratory Animal Technician/Technologist level or equivalent is preferred
Animal Technician II: $20.00 to $27.74 per hour
Animal Technician III: $22.71 to $32.92 per hour
Medical, dental, vision hardware insurance
Flexible spending accounts: health care, dependent care, commuter
Short and long-term disability and life and AD&D insurance
403(b) retirement plan with matching funds after one year of employment
Paid sick leave
Subsidized bus pass
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has a bold mission: Predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for all. As an independent non-profit organization within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care.
At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to the vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitment to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference, join our team. Because together, we are Powering Possibility.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at (phone number removed) or email