Assistant Animal Technician
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
33d ago

Job Summary

Provides care for laboratory animals and their environment through animal husbandry and keeps records according to State, Federal and University regulations.


Sanitizes caging systems, autoclaves, animal rooms and support areas using automated and manual equipment. Feeds and waters animals.

Performs routine animal care maintenance including attaching ID bands and general grooming. Handles and restrains animals according to instructions and protocol.

Maintains routine record keeping of such items as environmental conditions and animal inventory. Observes and communicates animal health conditions to lab personnel and notifies supervisor of abnormal conditions.

Distributes supplies to various research areas. May be responsible for euthanasia, limited anesthesia, physical exams and administering medication according to veterinary direction.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Six months work experience, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Ability to move up to 50 pounds may be required in some areas.

Certified positions are also required to have certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or Veterinary Technician certification.

Previous experience in a veterinary or animal laboratory research setting preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences Type Benefited Staff Special Instructions Summary Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.

In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email : employment or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA / EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S.

Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V / TDD), email : oeo

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ( URS ). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-

eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-

eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire.

Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and / or drug screen.

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