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Temporary Study Support Technician – Rodent Breeding & Husbandry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

About the Role:

The Study Support Technician (SSTI) position will provide standard services related to animal husbandry and technical procedures to support scientific research at Janelia. This will include a variety of laboratory animal species, including, but not limited to mice, rats, and zebrafish. Under general supervision the position will be focused on ensuring the highest degree of animal care and welfare while supporting and working with Janelia researchers conducting basic science in a dynamic team-oriented environment.

This is a 6 month temporary position.

What We Provide:

  • Gain laboratory animal research experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.

  • A team that cultivates an environment where all members of the team help each other.

What You’ll Do:

  • Perform animal husbandry and animal care support services to multiple species (e.g. providing feed, water, clean cages, and daily observations of each animal).

  • Receive, examine and properly house incoming animal shipments.

  • Clean and sanitize animal holding or procedure rooms.

  • Provide environmental enrichment appropriate to the species housed.

  • Maintain and record appropriate data for all duties completed.

  • Use databases for animal recordkeeping, including but not limited to, animal housing and study support.

  • Provide other minor technical support for species housed (e.g. restraining animals, collecting blood, performing injections, clinical treatments) as directed

  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in life science or any other related field preferred.

  • ALAT certified with AALAS within one year

  • Six months of experience working with vertebrate animal species.

  • Experience in a basic or applied science research setting preferred. This could include academic, industry, or non-profit.

  • Alternative combinations of education and experience will be considered

Physical Requirements:

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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