Sanford Health

Associate Animal Care Technician | Research

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sep 15, 2020
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Facility: Sanford Center Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Must know and understand species-specific needs and be able to follow established protocols when working with animals. Administer any necessary experimental requirements, and monitor and record environmental conditions. Oversee animals under supervision. Must follow established protocols, safety measures and operating procedures at all times, to include personal protective equipment (PPE) and other techniques used to prevent contamination, pathogen transfer or anything that may jeopardize the animals.
Develop and maintain breeding programs for various genetically engineered strains of mice and rats. Observe animals for abnormal behavior. Be educated on the experimental protocols to distinguish between an abnormality and experimental protocol.
Must be skilled in handling and restraint in order to change cages and/or make close observations, and be able to restrain a variety of laboratory animals without causing injury or distress to the animal or themselves. Must be knowledgeable and skilled in the application of identification to animals, and must know how to interpret identification schemes used by the Large Animal Research Facility (LARF) and investigators.
Understand and perform quarantine procedures on incoming animals. Must be able to perform oral gavage and intraperitoneal, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, to interpret samples and maintain detailed records for animal care to meet federal regulations.
Keep records on animal health, environmental parameters, environmental enrichment, sanitation, census and supply inventory.
Occasional local travel between sites may be required.

Department Details

Shift is M-F 8am- 4:30pm
Rotating weekends and Holidays


High school diploma or equivalency required.
One year experience in animal husbandry and/or an interest in pursuing a career in scientific research preferred.
May take the Registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (RALAT) certification when eligible.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Job Function: Research

Req Number: R-29902

Featured: No

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