Physiology & Biomedical Engineering
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Position description
The Schafer Lab is seeking an Animal Lab Technician to aid in the conduct of NIH-funded research. It is essential that the candidate be proficient or willing to become proficient in conducting and leading mouse experimentation, including: aseptic survival surgery, colony management, longitudinal blood collection, IP and IV injection treatments, behavioral testing, necropsy/tissue harvesting, and genotyping. The candidate should be able to develop and maintain IACUC protocols, manage organized databases, and perform basic statistical and graphical data analyses. The candidate should have an interest in studying mechanisms that contribute to age-related functional decline.

Provides medical care to animals used in support of lab project goals. Exercises independent professional judgment in the assessment of animal health and consults with veterinarians and investigators regarding appropriate diagnosis, therapy, and management. Assists in the planning, implementation, and modification of animal use in experiments. Works directly with the veterinarians and interacts with staff, residents, medical students, and other personnel using the animal facilities to exchange information and resolve problems. Serves as a surgical tech in the operating room, administering anesthesia and providing postoperative care. Trains residents/fellows/temporary lab personnel in laboratory animal methodology. Responsible for maintaining anesthetic, surgical, and radiological equipment and medical supplies, including pharmaceuticals. Additional duties may be assigned as the required to fulfill departmental responsibilities.
Requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Additional qualifications
Additional relevant laboratory experience and familiarity with animal welfare practices preferred. Computer experience is helpful. Must have the ability to carry out basic routine techniques independently, and have a desire to work closely with lab animals. Must have above average manual dexterity, be able to endure exposures to heat, noise, dust, dander, animal bites, and chemicals.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $18.76 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
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Weekend schedule
As needed
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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