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Laboratory Animal Technician-Intermittent

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Work Type: Staff/Classified
Location: Tuscarawas Campus
Category: Part-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean, Tuscarawas Campus - Tuscarawas Campus [800055]

Job Title:

Laboratory Animal Technician - Intermittent

Physical Location:

 Tuscarawas Campus - New Philadelphia, OH



Basic Function:

Provides general care for laboratory animals; observes animals and assists with animal programs. Reports to Manager, Laboratory Animal Resources or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Provides general animal care (e.g., provides food and water to animals, maintains animal housing rooms); maintains housing systems and equipment (e.g., cleans, sterilizes, disinfects, etc.).

Observes animals; compiles, records, and reports data on assigned animals.

Organizes breeding colonies.

Assists Manager, Laboratory Animal Resources, attending veterinarian, and researchers with animal programs; restrains animals; administers medication and collects specimens.

Maintains inventory and related records; receives animals.

Prepares animals and equipment for surgery; euthanizes laboratory animals, when requested.

May serve on committees and attend meetings.

May function as a lead worker over Laboratory Animal Aides and/or student employees assisting with animal care.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of six months of experience working in a laboratory or in an animal care environment. One year of experience in a laboratory animal facility preferred.


Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) preferred.Valid Ohio driver's license may be required.

Knowledge Of:

Animal biology
Governmental policies and regulations concerning animal care
Safety practices

Skill In:

Operating cleaning and sterilizing equipment
Operation of restraint devices

Ability To:

Understand basic program of animal care
Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 75 pounds
Read, write and accurately follow oral and written instructions
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to Calculate percentages)
Manage time effectively, and set priorities
Operate a computer

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Animal lab environment; exposed to cleaning solutions, animal odors, potential animal bites and diseases, wastes, etc.; requires moderate physical effort to include frequent lifting up to 50 pounds (e.g., animals, cages), occasional lifting up to 75 pounds (e.g., bags of feed), bending, and extended periods of walking and standing; may work varied hours to include weekends and holidays.

Working Schedule:


Additional Information:



The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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