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    Animal Care Technician

    The McConnell Group, Inc
    Manassas, VA 20108
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    The McConnell Group (TMG) is a health science company that provides a comprehensive selection of professional and technical services and product design to enhance the success of companies in a rapidly changing market. We are a fast growing company and always looking for professional individuals to join our diverse and talented team of employees. Currently we have an opening for a full-time Animal Care Technician located on Plum Island in Orient, NY.


    • Provides routine care to research animals to include feed and water.
    • Monitors animal room environmental conditions.
    • Observes daily appearances and behaviors of experimental animals (both sick and healthy), records these in VMR, and reports to higher level employee.
    • Captures, restrains, holds and positions animals for procedures, examinations, and treatments.
    • Dispenses and administers medications (e.g. analgesics, anesthetics and antibiotics) and enters into VMR.
    • Collects blood and other tissues, labels them correctly, and delivers expeditiously.
    • Assists with animal euthanasia and necropsy following prescribed protocols.
    • Dispenses carcasses and body parts following established PIADC safety procedures.
    • Cleans, decontaminates, and maintains animal wing spaces and cages in accordance with ARB SOPs. Operates autoclaves, pressure sprayers and misters.
    • Uses appropriate PPE and equipment as described in ARB SOPs to protect self and fellow workers from contamination, infection or injury.
    • Enters/exits animal isolation rooms and moves between animal rooms in strict accordance with ARB and Safety SOPs to prevent cross contamination.
    • Follows written and oral direction.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • AA or BS degree in animal science or related science preferred.
    • Background knowledge of working with research animals.
    • Capable of performing basic animal care duties with guidance.
    • Ability to be trained to achieve AALAS ALAT certification.
    • Effective verbal and written communication.
    • Employee is often required to lift and carry feed materials weighing up to 75 pounds and to handle such items as feed trays weighing up to 20 pounds.
    • Work requires continuous standing and walking on concrete and/or a slippery floor due to nature of the work with animals.
    • Employee must have strength and agility to restrain strong and very active animals which weight approximately 500 pounds or more.
    • Must be able to receive and maintain a Personal Security Level 3 (PSL-3) clearance and participate in the Occupational Health/Safety Programs.

    Compensation / Benefits: TMG offers comp. pay and benefits pkg. including health insurance; paid holidays, PTO; EAP; Education Assistance, 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

    The McConnell Group is an equal opportunity employer EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet

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    Posting ID: 597500787Posted: 2021-01-20