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Husbandry Technician I

Employer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)
Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
11 Oct 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Health Professional
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
Undergraduate
Sector
Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.

Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

The Animal Care Technician I provides for the daily care of rodent species in standard and specialized husbandry settings. This includes performing regularly scheduled cage changing in conventional and high density barrier housing areas, observing animals for abnormalities and maintaining adequate food and water supplies in enclosures.

 

 

Job Responsibilities.

  • Execute assigned animal husbandry tasks with guidance (e.g., maintenance of animal holding & procedure rooms; routine sanitation; food and water supply & drug dosing management; scheduled cage changing).
  • Perform routine techniques on animals (e.g., treatments, formalin fixation) as per defined guidelines.
  • Assist in veterinary treatments on research models, special observations, and other study-directed requests.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records as required.
  • Escalate issues and problems according to set standards and SOPs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

 

Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.

 

Minimum Experience:

  • Experience in animal care or veterinary facility or animal husbandry related field preferred.
  • Some experience with disinfection, sterilization, sanitation, and environmental microbiological analysis preferred.
  • Some experience with changes in animal health conditions preferred.
  • Some experience operating animal caging and sanitation equipment preferred.

 

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required by SJCRH Only:

  • Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) - American Association for Laboratory Animal Science within 18 months

 

 

Compensation

In recognition of certain U.S. state and municipal pay transparency laws, St. Jude is including a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This is an estimate offered in good faith and a specific salary offer takes into account factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the salary range and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $20.00 - $34.00 per hour for the role of Husbandry Technician I.

 

Explore our exceptional benefits!

 

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.

 

Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

 

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

No Search Firms

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.

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