Non-Human Primate Caretaker

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26030

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Assist with the care, feeding and psychological wellbeing of the non-human primate colony.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Perform daily animal health checks (twice) and report any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinary medical or technical team as designated.
  2. Feed all Non-human Primates the appropriate number of biscuits twice a day unless otherwise directed by the veterinarian.
  3. Assist clinical veterinary and technical teams with animal manipulation and holding.
  4. Receive and transfer non-human primates.
  5. Clean and disinfect animal holding rooms according to established SOPs daily.
  6. Sanitize all cage/rack units via the facility cage washer.
  7. Maintain written records, logs, charts.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Achieve AALAS ALAT certification within one year of placement into position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School Diploma/GED


Required Experience:

  • One (1) year working with non-human primates.
  • Two (2) years working with USDA regulated species.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Three (3) years of experience working with non-human primates.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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