• Biocontainment Technician

    Job ID
    39607
    Department
    ARC
    Category
    Facilities
    Job Location
    US-TN-Memphis
  • Overview

    Internationally recognized for our pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude is ranked among the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the nation.  We are the first and only National Cancer Institute- designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted only to children. This position contributes to developing treatments  for diseases and new methods of diagnosis that fall in line with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's mission statement "Finding Cures. Saving Lives." 

     

    Work Schedule: Monday -Friday; 7:00am -3:30pm, rotating weekends and holidays, occasional overtime

    Responsibilities

    With minimal supervision from the supervisor of Containment or designee, the Biocontainment Technician will:

    • Provide basic animal husbandry, facility sanitation and technical services support to the murine colony experimentation conducted in the Animal Biosafety Level 3+containment facility of the ARC
    • The incumbent will be required to provide the necessary training to the users and ARC technicians on biocontainment practices including entry and exit requirements.  

    Minimum Education

    • High School diploma/GED required 

    • Bachelor's degree in animal, biological or related science preferred

    • AALAS certification required within 18 months of hire

    Minimum Experience

    • Two (2) years of experience in a laboratory animal care facility that includes one (1) year of animal technical experience required

    • Experience in a biohazard containment facility is preferred

    Other Credentials

    • ALAT, LAT, or LATG Certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) required within 18 months of hire.  

    • Continued participation in AALAS certification system preferred

    EEO Statement

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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