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Cage Wash Technician
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Job ID 5736
Job Type On-Campus Jobs (FWS) Tier 1
Employer Biology
Date Posted Oct 12, 2023
Category Animal Care
Job Description

The selected individual will be part of the Mossman Lab Animal Facility team that provides the highest quality services and humane care for all animals used in support of the research of UTK’s Division of Biology. Along with our researchers, we pursue continued advancement of scientific knowledge and abide by responsible and ethical principles of humane animal care in accordance with all regulatory agencies.

Duties include:

Cleaning and sterilizing animal cages, feeders, water bottles, and other equipment

Organization and preparation of clean supplies and equipment

Operation and maintenance of cage wash equipment and autoclaves

General facility maintenance tasks such as mopping, cleaning, or sanitizing rooms and floors

Other related duties as assigned by manager


Job Requirements

Must be able to follow standard operating procedures and report failures or issues appropriately. Must have the ability to perform physically demanding wrok and stand/walk for entire work shift. Position will require working with, near or around noise and equipment with moving mechanical parts. Regular exposure to laboratory animal caging and airborne particles, wet humid and hot cold conditions should be expected along with ccasional exposure to and appropriate disposal of hazardous chemicals and biohazard waste. All Personal Protective Equipment requirements must be followed.


Evaluation Procedure

I will meet with the student weekly for the first month and every other week or as needed after to discuss job performance as related to the following:

Timely task completion, dependability, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to communicate, team collaboration.

Available Openings 1
Hours 2.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.00/hour
Time Frame All Year
Contact Name Abigail R Turner
Contact Email
Work Location 135 Mossman Building 1311 Cumberland Avenue Knoxville TN 37996
Phone 865-974-2801
Fax N/A

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