Lab Animal Care Tech Duties
This is the third 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 a higher level of clean room/micro-containment
Provide same husbandry as Care Technician II.
May also collect & analyze tissue samples.
Perform procedures on animals (i.e. retro-orbital bleeds,
More extensive use of sterile techniques than Care Technician
May treat animals under veterinarian direction (at a higher
level than for I & II).
May manage breeding colonies.
May act as lead worker to levels I & II.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associates degree, related experience; or High School degree or
GED, 3 years experience in a licensed animal research facility;
or American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) -
Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certified.
Valid GA State Driver's License may be required. American
Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) - Laboratory
Animal Technician (LAT) certification required (current
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of animal care, sample collection &