Animal Caretaker I (req2378)

Posted: 1/11/2022
Location: Frederick, MD
Employee Type: nonexempt full-time
Job ID: req2378

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Variety of routine tasks associated with the general laboratory animal care in biomedical research
  • Feeding and housing laboratory animals
  • General laboratory animal housekeeping
  • Cleaning tasks associated with the upkeep of a research animal facility
  • Ordering and stocking supplies
  • Keeping simple records
  • Utilizing computer skills for email, training, and basic data entry
  • Operate automatic washing and cleaning equipment
  • Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Requires an 8th grade education or higher
  • Ability to keep basic records
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and wear respiratory protective equipment as necessary
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Requires valid driver's license
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Ability to handle laboratory animals
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Eagerness to learn new skills
  • Excellent organization and observation skills