Performs a variety of tasks related to the implementation and maintenance of the environmental enrichment program for nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species as directed by the Enrichment Program Coordinator. May be designated as essential personnel during a storm/natural disaster. If required to work during a closure, employee must provide accurate and current contact information and is responsible for maintaining communication with TNPRC. Failure to report to work when requested by supervisor or manager will result in disciplinary action as outlined by the Staff Handbook.
Failure to meet established performance standards in the performance of the job duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description (or as otherwise assigned); and/or failure to interact courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, customers and/or vendors such that productivity or departmental morale suffers will result in managementÃÂÃÂs taking the appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Employee attendance must meet established work schedules. Faithfulness in coming to work, being on time, planning absences in advance when possible, and calling in when unavoidably detained from reporting for work is an essential requirement of the job.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Proven ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to lift items weighing up to 45 lbs
Must have basic computer skills
Must have the ability to work with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species without jeopardizing the health of said nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species.
The TNPRC maintains biosafety level 3 facilities and performs work on diverse infectious agents many of which can cause serious disease in humans if standard operating procedures, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment, are not followed. Depending on agent specific risk assessments individuals may be offered, or in some cases required to have vaccinations against the relevant agents.
If this position is assigned to work in ABSL3 containment areas there will be additional minimum requirements including some or all of the following:
- Must pass a US Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment for access to select biological agents and toxins.
- Ability to perform job duties while wearing respiratory protection.
- Must participate in drug and alcohol program and be in compliance with TNPRC drug and alcohol policy
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree with a background in behavioral sciences and 2 years experience in laboratory animal care
4 years experience in laboratory animal care plus certification as an AALAS LAT
6 years of experience in laboratory animal care