Job Title:   Senior Animal Care Technician
Pay Grade:   3
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   005263

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year.

The Division of Veterinary Resources has an immediate opening for a Senior Animal Care Technician. Responsible for training and monitoring fellow technicians in appropriate animal husbandry procedures and for providing assistance in training technical staff, students, and investigators on the proper handling of research animals, as well as ensuring that the animal facilities are adequately stocked, and that any facility/physical plant issues are promptly identified, reported, and addressed. Maintain related records as defined by husbandry Standard Operating Procedures.

High School Diploma or equivalent and three years of animal care experience in an animal research facility required. Degree preferred in Animal Science or a related field plus three years of experience in laboratory animal science or equivalent. Previous experience in the handling of multiple animal species, including Non-Human Primates (NHP) and Virus Antigen Free (VAF) rodents preferred. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and coordination of people preferred.

Demonstrate experience with a variety of animal species, especially large animals; must have superior interpersonal communication skills; must have superior ability to adapt to changes in duties and work locations. Possess superior ability to interact with colleagues/fellow workers and have strong leadership skills. Knowledge of teaching and instruction for individuals and groups preferred. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred and will be strongly encouraged. Fluent in English with strong oral and written communication skills and computer literacy is required. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications will be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the groundbreaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, along with dozens of outpatient facilities. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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