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Lab Animal Tech 1 (AFSCME Union), Laboratory Animal Medical Services Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Lab Animal Tech 1 (AFSCME Union), Laboratory Animal Medical Services

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 10/29/2020 - Expires: 1/27/2021

Job ID: 221593172

Job Description

Lab Animal Tech 1 (AFSCME Union), Laboratory Animal Medical Services                                       

Date: Oct 29, 2020

Location:Cincinnati, OH, US

                Company:                 University of Cincinnati
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) department is looking to fill a Laboratory Animal Technician 1 position. If you love caring for animals, are customer service driven, have excellent communication and organizational skills and want to work with a dedicated team, then this is the job for you. This position will report to the area supervisor.


Perform duties of Laboratory Animal Aide (LAA) position plus:
Maintain sanitation and husbandry programs for a variety of animal species, housing systems and equipment in accordance with written SOP's. Maintain records on daily log sheets and other forms in accordance with SOP's. Provide basic and special care for cage level barrier housed transgenic and knockout genetically engineered rodents.
Observe, record and report on the health status of animals; determine acceptability of an animal to be maintained in university facilities. Receive, properly identify, and transfer animals to holding cages based on written, oral, or picture directions. Monitor environmental conditions for a variety of animal species (temperature, relative humidity, illumination requirements, airflow, etc.) and report out-of-range conditions to LAMS management. Report any facility problems to LAMS management.
Assist the veterinary clinical staff with restraint and treatment of animals; administer medications and special diets; collect specimens/samples. Maintain records on daily observations and report any and all observed health problems.
Assist research staff, LAMS staff, and students with restraint of animals and special housing per supervisor approved service request.
Assist with the maintenance of rodent breeding programs, including weaning and identification.
Maintain equipment and perform minor repairs; operate cage washers, autoclaves, and laundry washers and dryers. Prepare special protective clothing for use in barrier animal holding areas.
Assist with training of LAAs. May coordinate the work of LAA position.


Must have a high school diploma or GED with one year of related experience; -OR- a graduate of vocational technical high school in animal care (no experience necessary); -OR- an Associate's degree in Animal Science or Veterinary Technology (no experience necessary).
Some positions may require a current valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.


Must pass a physical examination and test negative for active infectious tuberculosis prior to starting employment.
Must have the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to animal bites and diseases; exposure to animal waste, urine, feces, blood, dander (allergens), and odors; exposure to dust, hot water and steam.


Self-starting ability;
Good communication skills, willingly works with supervisor and accepts direction;
Maintains a good attendance and punctuality record;
Ability to effectively plan and organize work and set priorities;
Works harmoniously with all and values diversity;
Projects a positive image of the institution.


An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental/vision, tuition remission);
An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
Growth potential within the university.

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of American's top 26 public, research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News ranked UC in the Top Tier of American's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight". Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

COMPLETE APPLICATION:  You MUST indicate on your resume materials evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title. Please document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. 

SUBJECTS AND WEIGHTS: 100% experience, skills, or education as indicated on your resume to be evaluataed by Human Resources.

EXAMINATION:  Applications will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.  All qualifying applicants will be notified of the date and time of the written examination via email. 

Email Notification -The preferred mode of notification is via email. 

Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit?  You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge.  In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:  

1.  Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.

2.  Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date.  Our fax number is 556-9652.

3.  Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date.  We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340.

Shift: First               Pay Rate: $15.28 per hour start then $16.05 per hour post probationary rate.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

REQ: 55581

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati                                   
Job Segment:                     Medical, Medical Technologist, Genetics, Medical Lab, Laboratory, Healthcare, Science                                       

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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