Dalhousie University Animal Care Technician (Part-Time), Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (Saint John), T6 Part Time in Saint John, NB

Dalhousie University

Branch Saint John NB CA

Animal Care Technician (Part-Time), Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (Saint John), T6
Saint John, NB

Provide food, water, bedding, environmental enrichment, and specialized diets according to established procedures;…

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,500 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) offers a continuum of education programming for 30 students per year over the 4-year undergraduate program. Reporting to the Director, Division of Animal Care, the Animal Care Technician will work in a team environment and perform animal husbandry and technical duties for a variety of species, including rats, mice and zebrafish.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide food, water, bedding, environmental enrichment, and specialized diets according to established procedures; clean, disinfect and maintain animal rooms, fish tanks and equipment according to standard operating procedures.
  • Perform daily health assessments on animals and zebrafish and submit health reports to veterinary staff.
  • Maintain rodent breeding colonies including record keeping, pairing, weaning, sexing, etc.
  • Administer analgesics, antibiotics and fluids as prescribed by veterinary staff.
  • Assist in the preparation of surgery stations including sterile supplies, instrument packs, etc.
  • Document and maintain all necessary animal care related records, including: inventory, treatments, breeding records, cage cards, sick reports, death reports, weekly census report, drug logs, etc.

Note: Hours of work are: Monday and Friday: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am – 12:30pm for a total of 20 hours per week. Occasional holiday hours are required.

Qualifications: Animal Health Technician diploma with one to three years’ related experience is required. CALAS Registry Board Examination RLAT certification preferred. Work experience in lab animal care is preferred. Good communication and organizational skills required. Computer skills considered an asset.

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online by 10 p.m. on April 17, 2018 to competition N77-18022.

Salary Range: $21.09 – $25.72 per hour (32.5 hours per week, $35,641- $43,465 annually). This is a 61% FTE position, so annual salary will be pro-rated to $21,741 – $26,514 (20 hours per week). (T-6).

This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Compensation & Job Evaluation Unit in approximately six months.

This position is part of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union Local 77 (NSGEU).

Bargaining unit employees for NSGEU local 77 are given first consideration and will be notified regarding the status of their application. All other applicants will be considered when there is no qualified internal candidate and will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/respect .

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Saint John, NB, CA
Posted on: 2018-04-04
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