Sanford Health Animal Care Technician - Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Animal Care Technician | Research | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Department : Larf-Mouse Breeder

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Provide daily husbandry for a variety of laboratory animals following specific experimental parameters. Must know and understand species specific needs and be able to follow established protocols when working with animals. Animals may require specific experimental diets, daily medications delivered per os or injected. Administer any necessary experimental requirements and monitor and record environmental conditions. Should understand and be able to use aseptic technique when performing a cage change to minimize transfer of potential pathogens. Responsible for developing and maintaining breeding programs for various genetically engineered strains of mice and rats. Observe animals for abnormal behavior. Must be educated on the experimental protocols to be able to distinguish between an abnormality and experimental protocol. Will have skill in handling and restraint in order to change cages and/or make close observations. Have the knowledge and skill to apply identification to animals as needed and must have knowledge to interpret identification schemes used by the investigators and laboratory team. The technician must be able to maintain detailed records for animal care to meet federal regulations. The technician may be required to obtain experimental data for a research investigator.

QUALIFICATIONS

RLAT (Registered Laboratory Animal Technician) required within 6 months. Maintain registry/certification. High school diploma or equivalent. Prefer candidate who has interest in pursuing a career in scientific research. One year experience in laboratory animal husbandry.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req8850