Animal Lab Technician II - Lab Animal Facilities

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jackson, MS - Main Campus
  • Mar 18, 2023
Full Time Technician

Job Description


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Job Category:

Research (Non-Faculty Only)


Center for Comparative Research-Manager


Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:

Animal Lab Technician II - Lab Animal Facilities

Job Summary:

To collaborate in providing specialized animal husbandry services for animals in biomedical research consistent with applicable federal regulations and guidelines. To maintain sanitation of laboratory equipment and supplies and to document and maintain applicable records.

Education & Experience

Associate's degree plus one (1) year experience in an animal laboratory facility or Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) Certified.

Certifications, Licenses or Registration required: N/A

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of laboratory procedures. Knowledge of animal husbandry, facility management, and animal health and welfare. Interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and/or maintain animal husbandry records. Ability to operate sanitation equipment such as cage washer and floor scrubber.


  • Provides daily husbandry of laboratory animals to include more technical procedures such as animal identification and breeding colony management.
  • Maintains accurate animal records, in addition to basic sanitizing supplies and equipment.
  • Operates autoclove, necropsy equipment, laminar flow hood, and cage washer.
  • Receives and stores materials and supplies.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires frequent exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, occasional handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, frequent exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional travelling to offsite locations, constant bending, occasional lifting and carrying more than 100 pounds, occasional climbing, occasional crawling, frequent crouching/stooping, frequent kneeling, frequent pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, occasional sitting, constant standing, occasional twisting, and constant walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

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Full time

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