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ANIMAL CARE FACILITY

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN (P5813)


Posted on: October 15, 2019
Deadline: October 28, 2019
Grade: CLASS I

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Animal Care Facility, the incumbent has primary responsibility for the care of the aquatic species and the maintenance of the aquatic facilities (both warm and cold-water species) and as back up to Animal Care Technician for rodents. S/he assists in the scheduling of and participates in the maintenance of the Animal Care Facility.

Primary responsibilities

  • Care for and monitor the condition of animals; maintain the animal facility to ensure optimal conditions for the experimental animals.
  • Assist the Manager with facility operations and oversee the work of other technicians and or staff.
  • Monitor animal health and disease detection; perform skilled technical manipulations on aquatic species and rodents (injections, restraint, treatments, euthanasia).
  • Maintain equipment, perform minor repairs and arrange for service and major repairs.
  • Act as resource person; instruct others on procedures and operation of equipment; provide technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.
  • Maintain records and apply quality assurance.
  • Participate in meetings of the Animal Research Ethics Committee (AREC) by documenting research protocol and preparing required reports for approval and transmission.
  • Provide technical assistance to scientific staff in conduct of procedures.
  • Assist with Facility business operations and perform other duties in support of the Facility.

Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a relevant field with two to four years of related experience OR Diploma of Collegial Studies (three year technical DEC) in Animal Health Technology, with four to seven years of experience with aquatics and familiarity with rodents.
  • Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) an asset.
  • Experience with rodents in research desirable.
  • Knowledge of CCAC, WHIMIS and other safety guidelines.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English, Basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken French.
  • Ability to perform skilled technical manipulations on aquatic species and rodents (injections, restraint, treatments, euthanasia).
  • Ability to perform all routine animal care activities with little or no supervision.
  • Team player, strong interpersonal skills, conscientious and compassionate.
  • Will require use of respiratory protection and enrolment in the university’s Respiratory Protection Program
  • Have physical ability to lift/carry/move without assistance up to 11 kg (25 lbs.).

Salary

$26.83 - $40.34 per hour

Union/Association

CUUSS-TS

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by October 28, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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