General Description of Class:
This is the first level of technologist under direct supervision to perform laboratory animal care according to the standards set by the University, the Canadian Council on Animal Care and the Ontario Animals for Research Act.
The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required, and the extent of responsibility involved in this job. They in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated.
a) performs animal management and animal health checks; gathers appropriate samples for diagnostic purposes e.g. blood, urine, feces, swabs
b) operates and works with specialized containment equipment such as biological safety cabinets, laminar flow racks, ventilated racks and autoclaves
c) performs routine laboratory health surveillance e.g. pinworm check, fecal examination, blood sampling
d) implements disease control requirements including treatment, signage, protective clothing as advised by veterinary or managerial staff
e) may perform the duties of a Laboratory Animal Technician III and
f) other related duties as required.
Education: Completion of a recognized Veterinary Technology Diploma program and/or is a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science
Experience: One year of related experience or in the Employer's judgment has the equivalent in required skills
Other: Physically capable of performing the required duties with no history of animal related allergies. Must be willing to participate in the University Health and Safety Program which includes the requirement to undergo an immunization program depending on the work environment. Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written). May be required to be in possession of a Provincial Class "G" Drivers license.