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Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Animal Care Operations (Aquatics), participate in the delivery of the program of animal care under the supervision of a team leader in order to maintain Animal Care and Veterinary Service’s (ACVS) high standards of animal care and welfare and regulatory compliance. Responsibilities will include daily observation of animals, provision of clean feed and bedding, and routine facility sanitation procedures of all work areas within the vivarium.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Perform daily health observation of animals and monitor and record environmental parameters of the animal housing room.
Provide clean feed and bedding for animals, perform routine animal cage change procedures.
Provide husbandry care and enrichment to resident animals appropriate to the specific protocol and housing requirements.
Perform assigned preparation or cleaning, sanitation and disinfection of caging and related equipment used to restrain, house or otherwise maintain laboratory animals as required.
Assist in quality assurance tracking of caging materials and other equipment as scheduled.
What you will bring:
A secondary school diploma along with additional training in animal health-related fields. Continuing education in the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) Associate Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (ARLAT3) certification program is encouraged.
Knowledge of the basic principles of aquaculture is an asset.
Ability to follow detailed instructions.
Ability to function well in a team environment and be able to adhere to written Standard Operating Procedures and follow verbal instructions.
Ability to identify problems such as animal health problems, daily task conflict or equipment failure and communicate problems and observations to supervisor.
Willingness and ability to work after hours, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays as assigned.
Willingness to provide proof of vaccination history as per standard provincial protocols.
Willingness and ability to work with a respirator (e.g. PAPR).
Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written).
Key Competencies at uOttawa
Here are the required competencies for all of our employees at uOttawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.