Animal Nurture Technician
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)
UAE, Abu Dhabi,Abu Dhabi
منذ 3 يوم
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Job Role : Animal Nurture Technician

Job Description

The overall Objective of the Position : Responsible for the care and welfare of laboratory animals used in scientific and medical research and maintain breeding programs to fulfil the research needs

General Tasks

  • Recognize animal behavior and symptoms that indicate an illness or accident and report that to the veterinarian.
  • Ensure all the animals have adequate amount of feed & water.
  • Monitor the environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, ventilation and lighting) in the animal rooms and report immediately in case of any variations
  • Recognize animal behavior and symptoms that indicate an illness or accident and report that to the veterinarian.
  • Record any deaths and dispose the carcasses according to the health protocols
  • Maintain sanitation standards for animal rooms, pens and cages
  • Operate Autoclaving equipment to sterile cages, lids, bottles, bedding and water
  • Provide enough clean cages with fresh bedding for daily usage
  • Transfer animals with a proper handling from dirty cages to clean cages (Bedding changing)
  • Dispose waste bedding safely
  • Receives animals into facility and placing animal into quarantine area
  • Check the inventory of the feed, fresh bedding and cleaning detergents to ensure sufficient amount for daily usage
  • Specialized Tasks Daily Usage of Animals :

  • Prepare the experimental animals as requested by the researchers according to the species, sex, weight and age.
  • Record and report the daily usage of animals by the researchers
  • Monitor the activities and the experimental procedures done on the animals by researchers and report any inhumane or unethical procedures to the Veterinary doctor.
  • Weekly Duties (Breeding) :

  • Maintains breeding colonies of various animals, for example :
  • Wistar rats
  • C57BL / 6 mice
  • Balb / c mice
  • Knock out mice
  • Rabbits
  • Check for pregnant animals and record the date of birth for the newborns
  • Weaning of newborns and group them according to sex, age and weight.
  • Maintain labeling system to identify different species
  • Select new pairs of animals to refresh the breeding cages
  • Identify and isolate weak animals to be euthanized after been checked by the veterinarian doctor
  • Monitor and control the population of the animal colonies according to assigned space
  • Minimum Qualification

  • Diploma / B.Sc. with Appropriate Experience
  • Expected Skills / Rank / Experience

  • Knowledge in proper animal handling
  • Knowledge in Laboratory techniques
  • Knowledge in Hematology, Serology & Microbiology
  • Division College of Medicine&Health Sciences

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