Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is looking for an Animal Caretaker Containment position to support our government customer located in Frederick, MD
The candidate shall serve as an Animal Caretaker (Containment and Non-containment), providing animal care at various levels of biocontainment, including animal biosafety levels (ABSL - 3 and 4) and receive animals for experiments as indicated by the investigator. The candidate shall assist in providing non-routine assignment care, a change in procedure, special problems, etc., but is responsible for independently selecting, applying, and modifying appropriate laboratory animal care procedures for species and condition of the animals. The Animal Caretaker is responsible for participating fully in all aspects of animal work including those relative to animal receipt, observation and husbandry related to experimental procedures. Close visual attention is necessary in a majority of work and it is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the investigator, technicians, supervisor and veterinarians of abnormalities, changes, etc., in animal conditions. The candidate is responsible for reporting any physical problems to the professional staff whenever noted.
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Requires Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)certification within six (6) months of being at USAMRIID
Prior lab animal experience working with nonhuman primates (NHP's)
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) experience
REQUIRED CITIZENSHIP AND CLEARANCE:
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 11 paid holidays.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.
The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kpono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.
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