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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 179330
Job Location: Other Location
Posting Date: 05/20/2020 
Closing Info: Closes On   06/03/2020
Salary: $2,884.00 - $3,092.00 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

The Washington National Primate Research Center has an outstanding opportunity for an Animal Technician 1 located in ARIZONA

The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
Commitment to Research
Accountability Productivity

This position works under the direct supervision the Animal Technician Supervisor at the Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC)

Perform animal care duties; provide custodial care for animals and animal facilities
Feed and water animals in accordance with prescribed diets and instructions
Transfer animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to maintain individual animal identity; prepare animal quarters in accordance with specified procedures
Transfer animals from outdoor enclosures to indoor enclosures
Clean and/or sterilize cages, pans, runs and surrounding premises including walls, floors, windows, food preparation rooms and cage washing areas according to specified procedures, Clean outdoor enclosures in accordance with specified procedures.
Observe animals for obvious abnormalities and report observations
Maintain records related to feeding, care and animal identification
May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment
Maintain equipment and premises in accordance with specified standards; ensure that temperature, water pressure, humidity and lighting remain within acceptable ranges; read and record data; report deviations

Physical ability to do required work; ability to read and write English.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be willing to work in personal protective equipment, which may include face shields, face masks, gloves, lab clothing, booties.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the contracted Occupational Health Clinic.  The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, immunizations, such as tetanus, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment.  These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment. May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents.  Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures.
Punctuality and a regular pattern of attendance are essential functions of the position.

Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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