Lab Animal Care Tech Duties
This is the second in a series of seven titles for positions
involving laboratory animal research (these include Research
Animal Resources positions within the college of Arts &
Sciences, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the
college of Veterinary Medicine). The Laboratory Animal Care
series is identified by a predominant amount of time spent on
the care of University-owned animals used in a research setting
or for a specific research project.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May deal with immuno-compromised animals.
Provide same husbandry as Caretaker I.
Monitor room environment (lighting, HVAC, etc.).
May receive/transport animals.
May launder uniforms.
May use sterile techniques (requires knowledge of bio-hazards,
clean rooms/micro-containment, auto-claving water/feed & proper
May treat animals under veterinarian direction (i.e. apply
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School degree or GED required; 2 years experience in a
licensed animal research facility; OR LAT certified.
Valid GA State Driver's License may be required. American
Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) - Assistant
Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to provide responsible care for animals used in research
& instruction projects that will benefit humans & animals.