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Emory University

Division of Animal Resources

Position: Training coordinator

Overview: The successful applicant will join a team of two other Training Coordinators, working under a Senior Training Coordinator within the Emory University Division of Animal Resources. Emory University is a private liberal arts college, which includes a research-intensive School of Medicine. The University is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia’s historic Druid Hills area.


  • ·         Develops and implements training and continuing education programs for a large, diverse division in laboratory animal science.
  • ·         Provides instruction in animal husbandry, veterinary and research procedures, and the use of hazardous materials in animal research.
  • ·         Skills training will include, but is not limited to, animal handling, anesthesia and analgesia, utilizing aseptic technique during surgical procedures, and species-specific procedures training.
  • ·         Conducts proficiency assessments for all University research employees as required for IACUC approval.
  • ·         Designs training materials, electronic presentations, and other training aids for in-person and online training programs for animal research staff within the Division of Animal Resources (DAR); may procure third-party training materials.
  • ·         Conducts continuing education for DAR employees, including classes for AALAS certification preparation, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other job related topics. Evaluates employee performance within training programs to ensure competency.
  • ·         Maintains required training activity records and certification registries. Reviews and manages SOPs for compliance and current relevancy.
  • ·         Performs quality assurance assessments of training programs and recommends program changes to increase effectiveness.
  • ·         Performs other related duties as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • •            Develop and conduct training for research personnel and animal care staff in both lecture and interactive formats
  • •            Assist with the development of SOPs
  • •            Conduct training and assessments for animal care personnel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ·         Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience OR LATg certification plus eight years of related experience which includes both laboratory animal experience and training experience.
  • ·         AALAS certifications and/or degrees in teaching or biological sciences are preferred.

For More Information and To Apply: Please apply via the Emory website at:   (Job Title: Training Coordinator and Reference: 74685BR). Additionally, please send a letter of application along with a resume to Amy Dryman ( For additional information about the position and program please contact Amy Dryman via email or lease a message at 404-694-2820. 


 Georgia State University

 Position: Lab Animal Technician

Georgia State University is looking to hire a Lab Animal Technician.

This position provides animal care and maintains routine records according to clearly defined standard operating procedures, federal guidelines, and regulations. Continual training is provided and work is reviewed on a regular basis through observation of procedures and review of records to ensure compliance.

Based upon education, experience, and certification, the incumbent will be classified as a Lab Animal Technician I, II, or III.

  Job duties include:

  • Sanitizes caging systems, animal rooms, and support areas using automated and manual equipment Feeds and waters animals and provides other routine animal husbandry activities.
  • Handles and restrains animals according to instructions and protocol.
  • Maintains routine recordkeeping of such items as environmental conditions, animal inventory, and daily husbandry activities May be responsible for euthanasia, limited anesthesia, physical exams, and administering medication according to veterinary direction Observe and communicates animal health conditions to appropriate personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  Please apply here:

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The Medical University of South Carolina  

Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Position: Agricultural Animal Assistant I (Cage Wash Technician)

Job no: 502478
Entity: MUSC University
Department: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS - Research Center
Sub Department: UNIV-2940000-Laboratory Animal Resources
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Classified
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Research
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 2: $18,229.00 - $25,978.00 - $33,728.00 (min - mid - max) NOTE: MUSC's minimum pay rate for UNIV-Band 1 is $10.50/hr ($21,840/yr).


 Job Duties:

  • 10%: Maintain appropriate documentation and records of cage wash equipment and sanitation activities. Perform quality assurance procedures on tunnel washers, rack/cage washer, and autoclaves using temperature strips, tape and biological indicators. Essential.
  • 20%: Dispense bedding into rodent cages accurately and consistently. Dispose of hazardous waste properly following university safety guidelines. Efficiently assemble and dissemble animal caging and equipment for sanitization without damaging equipment. Essential.
  • 20%: Perform routine preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical cage washers, animal caging systems and other equipment used to provide animal husbandry and care. Essential.
  • 20%: Provide sanitation and custodial services required for the daily operation of the animal facility. Process and wash soiled animal caging and supplies. Prepare clean caging and equipment for distribution and use throughout various animal facilities. Safely operate tunnel washers, rack/cage washers and autoclaves. Essential.
  • 20%: Transport animal feed, bedding, caging, racks and supplies between various facilities using vans, carts, and dollies. Receive deliveries, stack, store and transport animal food, bedding, caging racks and supplies to temperature controlled areas. Essential.
  • 5%: Other duties as assigned. Essential.
  • 5%: Perform routine husbandry duties for rodents that are not USDA covered species. This includes changing cages and collecting dirty equipment for delivery to cage wash. Routine husbandry will be performed with some direct supervision. Essential.

 Job summary:

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of semi-routine and diversified duties in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources.

 Pay scale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 2: $18,229.00 - $25,978.00 - $33,728.00 (min - mid - max) NOTE: MUSC's minimum pay rate for UNIV-Band 1 is $10.50/hr ($21,840/yr).

 FLSA: Hourly

 Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A high school diploma. Some positions require a valid driver's license. Certification as a laboratory animal technician may be required for position responsible for the care of laboratory animals.

 Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to climb using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100 ? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. to 30 lbs. jugs of liquird a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to file boxes from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Abiilty to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes from floor level to a maximum height of 72". (Infrequent) Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors, from floor level to a height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops (Frequent) Ability to reach, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to conduct a variety of hand pipefitting operations. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to qualify for the use of cartridge respirators. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent) May require working with animals of various sizes.



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