The Laboratory Animal Resource (LAR) group at Princeton University is a centralized administrative department reporting to the Dean for Research and is responsible for animal and veterinary care of all research animals at Princeton University. The Animal Care Technician provides state-of-the art animal care for laboratory animals housed within all facilities. Animal Care Technicians are considered essential services staff.
The primary responsibility is to provide animal care to the various laboratory species (rodents, aquatics, and USDA-covered species). The majority will be in the care of rodents. The Animal Care Technician ensures the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Care Technician also will work with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the LAR Manager and must be willing and able to rotate through all LAR facilities. The Animal Care Technician ensures the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the LAR management team, PI’s, research staff, students, facility maintenance crews and other support services. This position reports directly to the Facility Manager.
Receiving, Inventory, Census, and Other Record Keeping:
Other Duties Assigned:
Essential services staff performs jobs that are necessary and required to maintain basic University operations. Work attendance during scheduled or unscheduled work closures due to emergencies, events or other situations. Must have the ability to work weekends and holidays when scheduled by the supervisor.
Willing and able to work safely with biological and chemical hazards.
Basic knowledge of biology and behavior of laboratory animal species including non-human primates.
Able to lift a minimum of fifty (50) lb.
Stand or walk continuously up to 6 hours per day.
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