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Children's Hospital Boston Animal Care Technician II in Boston, Massachusetts

52876BRTitle:Animal Care Technician IIDepartment:NeurologyAutoReqId:52876BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Neurobiology Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Animal Technician will be responsible for:

Individually and working as a team with upper level animal care technicians and ARCH management, provides support to the animal care operations. Responsible for the daily care and husbandry of laboratory animals housed in a research environment, as outlined in ARCH’s standard operating procedures and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulatory guidelines (Animal Welfare Act, USDA, AAALAC, and IACUC). Provides assistance for the Animal Care Technician I employees within the training program. Attention to detail when observing animals and completing documentation is necessary as employee error could cause catastrophic results to investigator research; the animals are extremely valuable and are sensitive research models. Provides technical support, and training for quality assurance functions.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A high school level of education and the ability to read and understand written instructions. 1 year of experience required.

  • The analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.

  • The ability to report to work and be retained at work in the event of a disaster, or weather related event, if necessary.

  • The ability to possibly work on weekends, holidays, and off hours.

  • The ability to work directly with animals, with no preexisting allergies to animals, hair or dander.

  • The ability to be fit tested and wear a N95 mask (by being clean shaven for proper and necessary fit) or alternatively if necessary a PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) as required in specific locations within ARCH throughout the workday.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. Office/Site Location:Boston