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This posting will be used to recruit for multiple Animal Tech 1 positions located in Arizona.
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The Washington National Primate Center has an outstanding full time opportunity for an Animal Technician 1 based in ARIZONA.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
Commitment to Research
Accountability – Productivity
This position works under the direct supervision the Animal Technician Supervisor at the Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC)
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Perform animal care duties; provide custodial care for animals and animal facilities •Feed and water animals in accordance with prescribed diets and instructions •Transfer animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to maintain individual animal identity; prepare animal quarters in accordance with specified procedures •Transfer animals from outdoor enclosures to indoor enclosures •Clean and/or sterilize cages, pans, runs and surrounding premises including walls, floors, windows, food preparation rooms and cage washing areas according to specified procedures, Clean outdoor enclosures in accordance with specified procedures. •Observe animals for obvious abnormalities and report observations •Maintain records related to feeding, care and animal identification •May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment •Maintain equipment and premises in accordance with specified standards; ensure that temperature, water pressure, humidity and lighting remain within acceptable ranges; read and record data; report deviations
The Office of Research and the Primate Center shares President Cauce’s commitment to combat inequities and racism. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as institution and employer.
We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all staff, and students and faculty in the Office of Research Primate Center and for all members of the UW research community. We will regularly review our services and systems and adapt them to reflect the evolving environments and work styles of our employees and those we serve.
We are ALL responsible for confronting bias and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Our call is to remove barriers and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We all must commit to this ongoing work.
Recognizing and valuing diversity will make the Office of Research Primate Center and the University stronger, and enrich the stellar research carried out at the UW.
Physical ability to do required work; ability to read and write English.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be willing to work in personal protective equipment, which may include face shields, face masks, gloves, lab clothing, booties.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the contracted Occupational Health Clinic. The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, immunizations, such as tetanus, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment. These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment. May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents. Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures.
Punctuality and a regular pattern of attendance are essential functions of the position.
Adhere to the WaNPRC Environmental Enhancement Plan requirements for NHPs.
Participate in the Behavioral Management and Positive Reinforcement Primate Training Programs.
Develop a working knowledge of classical and operant conditioning principles and how they apply to handling primates in a research environment, with positive reinforcement as the expectation.
Develop a working knowledge of non-human primate behavior.
Provide daily enrichment for the animals, including but not limited to food, foraging, manipulable and sensory enrichment.
Support the socialization of the animals by staging appropriate?housing for social pairs or groups.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.