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Animal Care Technician

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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Animal Care Technician

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Animal Care Technician position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Job Title: Animal Care Technician
Department: Animal Colony
Location: PCOM Georgia
Status (Exempt/Non-Exempt): Non-Exempt
Reports to: Shaunda Bell


Responsible for the daily husbandry care and welfare of lab animal as well as record keeping in compliance with all IACUC guidelines


· Change rodent cages as scheduled or when needed

· Ensure animals have adequate food and water

· Monitor the health of animals, reporting all abnormalities to the Facility Manager or Veterinarian

· Operate cage washer and autoclave

· Maintain appropriate logs, documenting tasks completed

· Collects and maintains animal census records



· High school diploma


· 0 – 2 years

Physical Demands

· Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs)

· Lifts supplies/equipment.

· Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies.

· Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.

· Yearly physical examination to detect known allergies to animal fur, dung and dandruff.

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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