Animal Care Attendant

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute - Toronto, ON (5 months ago)

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Reference Number: 000001159
Posted Date: 2/12/2019
Closing Date: 2/26/2019

Department: The Centre for Phenogenomics - Animal Husbandry
Position: Animal Care Attendant

  • Please follow the application instructions as listed below* This posting is for two temporary full-time positions. The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) is a state-of-the-art research centre enabling groundbreaking research and discovery, with the goal of advancing human health. We are the largest Centre in Canada, brought about through an innovative scientific collaboration among preeminent research hospitals including Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children. The TCP is a globally acclaimed Canadian resource that serves researchers throughout the world. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District, the TCP pools functional expertise and resources under one roof, all to enable the best science, supported by the best infrastructure. Our ability to generate, hold, analyze, archive and distribute a critical mass of genetically engineered mice is unique. Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research. TCP has an immediate opening for two (2) temporary full time (1 year terms) Animal Care Attendant to start in March 2019. Reporting to the Supervisor, Animal Husbandry, the incumbent is responsible for basic animal husbandry duties for laboratory mice and responsible for their overall health and welfare. A variety of animal health care duties are required such as general husbandry including cage changing, daily health checks on all animals in assigned rooms and identifying changes in animal health or deviations in normal behaviour. Other responsibilities include: working cooperatively with scientific staff and fellow team members; stocking supplies and general upkeep of assigned holding rooms and procedure rooms; maintaining detailed records; working with a specialized colony management database and reporting all failures to follow SOPs immediately to supervisor. The incumbent will work as a team to maintain the overall cleanliness and efficiency of the vivarium – including but not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting animal rooms, procedure rooms and equipment. The work is conducted in a highly regulated environment according to standard operating procedures. The successful candidate should be a graduate of an Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician program or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 2 years of animal care experience is required. CALAS certification is preferred with a good understanding of CCAC guidelines and OMAFRA regulations. Must be able to work and contribute to a team environment. May require lifting a minimum of 33lbs (feed bags); require pushing/pulling of vented racks and feed transfer racks. Must be able to stand for a substantial period of time while performing animal husbandry duties. Excellent written/verbal communication and computer skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision. All interested candidates should email their resumes or curriculum vitae along with a cover letter to: No phone calls please. TCP thanks you in advance for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with hospital policy, employment at TCP would be conditional upon satisfactory documentation of tuberculosis testing and immunization status. TCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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