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Senior Lab Animal Tech

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 7, 2023

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Research Integrity & Protections

Job Title
Senior Lab Animal Tech

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Must be available for weekend and holiday work rotation.

Job Type

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

Under immediate supervision provides animal care, husbandry, and facility cleaning in an AAALAC accredited facility. Provides diligent and responsible animal care, feeds and waters animals, changes and cleans cages, sanitizes equipment and animal care facilities. In addition, records and/or reports animal abnormalities and environmental abnormalities. May take on additional duties as assigned by supervisor or manager such as but not limited to: conducting animal user training, preparing supply orders, assisting animal users, and performing facility quality control.

  • Minimum requirement: High School Diploma or GED .
  • Preferred requirements: Knowledge of animal facility, animal husbandry and colony maintenance as would normally be acquired with a bachelor’s degree in biology or animal sciences, a Veterinary Technician license, or 2-5 years of mouse room experience.
  • Other means of acquiring this knowledge will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Some level of AALAS certification preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications

Key Skills:
  • Knowledge of laboratory animal regulations, procedures, husbandry and colony maintenance.
  • Receive, inspect and put away incoming animals and materials.
  • Sentinel, PCR testing of colony.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Must be available for weekend and holiday work rotation and be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to write and revise SOPs.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills sufficient to permit clear and effective exchange of information.
  • Animal care and husbandry – provides diligent and responsible animal care, feeds and waters animals, changes and cleans cages, sanitizes equipment and animal care facilities.
  • Records and/or reports animal abnormalities including altered eating, drinking, waste elimination, altered behavior, superficial lesions, and/or death.
  • Senior Technician assignments (provide training, quality control, ordering, etc.).
  • Training includes but is not limited to basic husbandry, compliance with all operating, animal welfare and safety standard operation procedures (SOP’s), procedures, and basic biomethods and other technical aspects of animal care. May assist the manager in training, program development and may be involved in sentinel/ PCR testing of colony.
  • Performing quality control includes but is not limited to organizing the cleaning and maintenance of all equipment and animal holding rooms, and maintaining MSDS binders.
  • Maintaining the facilities/ stock supplies, cleaning, equipment maintenance
  • Technical assistance
  • Administration
Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift 50 pounds.


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

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