Husbandry Lab Technician, Mellon College of Science-2013792
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their outstanding research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.
MCS is seeking a full-time laboratory technician to work in the Central Vivarium. Your duties will be related to the care of laboratory animals.
Your responsibilities will include:
Sanitizing dirty animal caging, and filling and setting up animal housing
Using and monitoring sanitation equipment such as cage washer and autoclaves, and reporting problems as they occur
Maintaining the facility up to all sanitation codes by washing floors, walls, etc.
Feeding, watering, and changing cages as needed
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Associate's degree in Animal Science or similar Biological Science required
1 year of relevant work experience required
Proven working knowledge of animal husbandry practices and procedures for common laboratory animals
Problem solving abilities
Ability to load and unload caging, lift 50 lbs
Proven ability to work directly with a variety of laboratory animal species
Ability to wear personal protection equipment appropriate for the species, animal housing conditions, or work area
On the job OSHA Hazardous Materials Safety Training required
Vaccinations and/or TB testing may be required
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: MCS DEAN'S OFFICE
Minimum Education Level: None Specified
Budgeted Base Pay: Negotiable
Internal Number: 2013792
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.