University of Pennsylvania LAB ANIMAL TECH ASSISTANT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reference Number 40-27969
Posted Job Title LAB ANIMAL TECH ASSISTANT
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org DM-Gene Therapy Program
Posted to the Web 02/16/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 023
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8-5
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) and Orphan Disease Center (ODC) are entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases. Our R&D organization has a translational infrastructure that includes: technology discovery, specialized immunology assays operating under GLP, a Vector Core/Manufacturing unit that conducts GMP comparable work, and a large non-clinical program for animal testing under GLP including large NHP and rodent vivaria. Our Animal Models Core is looking for Lab Animal Tech Assistant, which will ensure the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals.As the Lab Animal Tech Assistant, you will provide laboratory animal care to a variety of laboratory animals in a safe, humane and sanitary manner, adhering to all federal, state, local and University regulations, guidelines, and policies; feed, water and change cages; maintain animals in specialized housing, such as barrier or containment facilities; participate in technical procedures such as dosing, simple injections, ear tagging; clean and sanitize cages and equipment; assist scientists in solving simple problems related to the animals; answer basic questions about the care of the animals; provide simple training such as how to pick up an animal and how to hold an animal; document in writing completion of animal husbandry tasks. maintains records; makes observations and reports animal health and conditions to the supervisor.
A High School Diploma and 1 to 3 years of experience working with laboratory animals or equivalent combination of education and experience are required.AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification preferred.Must have experience animal handling and be dedicated the humane care of lab animals. Strongly prefer experience working within GLP or other regulated environments Strong attention to detail and accurate record keeping a must! Must be able to work rotating weekends and holidays
Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34622
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