EMPLOYER: University of New EnglandWebsite
Located in Southern Maine, the University of New England offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE’s excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. It values student-centered, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, health and the environment, as well as scholarship and research.
UNE is a great place to work. Our medium size provides a unique environment—we boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of different learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our internationally renowned undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program.
Some of our unique benefits include reduced tuition for employees taking classes at UNE – $50 per class for undergraduate classes and $100 per class for graduate classes. Generous 403b match and paid time off as well as medical, dental and vision coverage.
The Laboratory Animal Technician is an entry level position that is responsible for performing operational, administrative and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for all species of laboratory animals at the institution; shares in the responsibility of the overall day-to-day functioning of the animal facilities.
Perform all routine tasks necessary to maintain appropriate facility conditions for physical environment (housing, space recommendations, temperature and humidity, ventilation, illumination), behavioral management (structural environment, social environment, activity), and husbandry (feeding, water, bedding changes, sanitation, waste disposal, pest control)
Must comply with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), the Guide for the Care and Use of Animals (Guide), PHS Policy (Policy), and OSHA regulations for the animal care and use program (ACUP) and effectively communicate these standards/requirements to researchers and staff to ensure understanding and compliance
Work collaboratively with all principal investigators, research staff, the IACUC, and other personnel to maintain regulatory standards of housing and care in the animal facilities
Work efficiently with University departments to ensure proper preventative and ongoing maintenance, security, and cleanliness of rodent and aquatic animal facilities
Communicate regularly with the attending veterinarian (AV) and provide appropriate support in the absence of the AV with respect to animal health issues/concerns
Monitor/track population management (identification and records, genetics and nomenclature), and create and distribute weekly census counts to users
Ability to work weekends and holidays, and willingness to provide emergency coverage as needed
Other duties as assigned
Some college course work completed preferred (degree not required)
A minimum of 0 -2 years of animal facility experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required
Ability to work in a highly regulated environment
Ability obtain an assistant laboratory animal technician (ALAT) certification through the American Association for Laboratory Science (AALAS) after one year of employment