• Animal Care Technician III

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Div of Animal Resources
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Working with animals.
    Job Category
  • Description


    • Oversees the daily operations of an animal care facility including the routine care of animals and maintenance of equipment.
    • Serves as a resource in the management of a particular technical specialty such as mice or primates.
    • Provides technical assistance to research and clinical medical personnel in the performance of research and emergency procedures.
    • Feeds animals and supervises the administration of special diets and medication.
    • Assists veterinarians with grooming and pre- and post-operative animal care.
    • Collects blood, urine and other required specimens from animals as requested for medical research.
    • Observes and monitors animals for signs of illness, trauma or social instability.
    • Monitors environmental conditions in animal housing facilities and inspects the condition of facilities and equipment for cleanliness and proper operation.
    • Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals.
    • Maintains daily records pertaining to animal care.
    • Complies with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment.
    • Follows protocol in the proper containment and disposal of biohazardous waste and contaminants.
    • Assists in training other animal care providers.
    • May act in a lead capacity in the supervisor's absence.
    • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
    • Performs related responsibilities as required.


    • A high school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of animal husbandry/care experience
    • OR certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and 3 years of animal husbandry/care experience
    • OR 5 years of animal husbandry/care experience.


    • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.


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