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LARC Technician

Company: University of Texas at Dallas
Location: Richardson
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number


Position Title

LARC Technician

Functional Title

LARC Technician


Office of Research and Innovation

Salary Range


Pay Basis


Position Status

Regular full-time



Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Open Date


Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled


Desired Start Date


Job Summary

To assist in the maintenance and operation of the animal experimentation/research facilities. Responsible for the performance of routine non-technical tasks.

Minimum Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent; must have effective communication and customer service skills.

Preferred Education and Experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review, comprehend and comply with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.

  • Monitor daily animal health/welfare while performing daily animal health observations.

  • Perform animal husbandry duties to maintain quality/health of research animals includes daily bottle/cage checks; provide appropriate food/water; cage changing/cleaning.

  • Assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species as assigned by the on-site supervisor.

  • Dispose of animal carcasses following established procedures.

  • Observe & report problems involving animal care equipment and environmental support systems.

  • Maintain accurate departmental animal housing/support area record keeping.

  • Record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.

  • Receive, inspect and put away received incoming animals; ensure and provide for sentinel animals in each rodent housing area.

  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines.

  • Sanitize facilities, animal housing units, and ancillary animal care equipment.

  • Perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.

    Physical Activities

    Working Conditions

    Additional Information

    The training schedule for the Animal Technician is M-F, 8am-5pm. Once adequate
    training is accomplished (a few weeks depending on experience) new technicians
    are required to work the weekends and take 2 days off during the week.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    Lifting and reaching above the head, and being able to lift a maximum of 40lbs.

    Remote Work Notice:
    Remote work is not available for this position.

    Special Instructions Summary

    Important Message

    1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

    2) The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living, and working environment that is welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all members of the university community. UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its services, programs, activities, employment, and education, including in admission and enrollment. EOE, including disability/veterans. The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. To request reasonable accommodation in the employment application and interview process, contact the ADA Coordinator. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Keywords: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson , LARC Technician, Professions , Richardson, Texas

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