Brown University — Cage Wash Technician

Job Description:

Performs routine duties associated with cage sanitation and preparation for reuse in a research setting including cage maintenance, monitoring equipment for proper functioning and maintaining sanitary conditions and daily records. Operates washers and ensures that cage washing and related equipment are in proper working order by cleaning, and preventive maintenance. Perform routine start-up and shut down procedures of all cage wash machines. Operates autoclave to sterilize or decontaminate caging equipment. Assist in receiving and storing materials, food and supplies. Transport caging supplies between animal rooms and cage wash rooms. Maintain sanitary conditions of cage washing rooms and other ancillary areas, such as hallways and storage areas. Take the necessary precautions, in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations, when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment. Use personal protective equipment as required. Perform related responsibilities as required.

Education and experience

  • High school diploma/GED required or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preferred: AALAS Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level.
  • Preferred: 1-2 year’s related experience working with cage wash and/or animals in a laboratory or clinical setting.

Job Competencies

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
  • Excellent organizational, time management and recordkeeping skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Must be willing to work and contribute effectively in a team setting.

Criminal and education background check.

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Cage Wash Technician

Center for Animal Resources and Education

Grade 5

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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