Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Animal Care Assistant

  • Doha
  • Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
  • Posted date: 1 month before
  • End date: 2024-03-28

Job Title: Animal Care Assistant

Job In Doha

Company: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Start Date: 2024-01-28

End Date: 2024-03-28




Job Description

Position Summary

The position is responsible for performing animal husbandry activities for research animals in specialized Animal Biosafety Level 1 or Level 2 (ABSL-1 or ABSL-2) animal facility.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides humane care for research animals, including feeding, providing water, changing cages, cleaning, and breeding, following established schedules and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Cleans and disinfects floors, walls and other ancillary spaces in the animal care facility and laboratory.
  • Rotates, disassembles, reassembles, and sanitizes mouse racks and other animal care equipment, following SOPs to avoid contamination.
  • Checks the temperature, lighting, ventilation, and water quality indices maintaining the recommended environmental conditions for the animals.
  • Moves animals to appropriate disposable cages, attaches duly filled cage cards and utilizes scanners and devices to account for all animals.
  • Observes animal health and welfare, notifying the team in the event of any variances or abnormalities.
  • Assists with restraining of animals, administering medications and euthanasia in a safe and timely manner following the SOPs, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Maintains log of all activities and updates tracker and database electronically.
  • Receives, logs, labels and stores animal feed, edible enrichment, vivarium supplies and equipment updating the team on inventory levels, expiry dates and equipment maintenance related issues in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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