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Job ID: 124319

Animal Care Laboratory Technician
Simmons University

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2019
Title Animal Care Laboratory Technician
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Agriculture
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
    Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Agriculture/Animal Care

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women's undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You're joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You'll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Job Summary
The Animal Care Laboratory Technician will be responsible for fish and rodent care within the Biology department at Simmons University.

  • Manage tank and cage cleaning;
  • Conduct weekly water chemistry checks and appropriate decision-making for water remediation;
  • Conduct health checks for abnormalities and sickness and reporting such findings to the Principle Investigators and the Laboratory Manager;
  • Observe and report of environmental changes which could affect animal health or research projects (e.g temperature and humidity changes);
  • Accurate record keeping as requested;
  • Comply with federal, state, and local regulations concerning laboratory animals;
  • Maintain regular communication with Principal Investigators and Laboratory Manger.

  • Experience working with research fish lab and aquarist skills preferred.

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Salary Grade

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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