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BFT Cage Wash ​/Operations Technician MGH

Job in Boston - Suffolk County - MA Massachusetts - USA , 02298
Company: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Part Time, Per diem position
Listed on 2021-07-02
Job specializations:
  • Outdoor/Nature/Animal
    Animal Care, Vet Tech
  • Science
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  BFT Cage Wash / Operations Technician Needed at MGH


The BFT Cage Wash/Facilities Operations Technician provides support to the husbandry and compliance monitoring groups caring for the laboratory animals at MGH.

Responsibilities include performing equipment sanitation in CCM animal facilities, processing and assembling caging equipment, maintaining records and supporting the facility teams in daily work as needed. The work schedule is primarily 7-3:30 pm (part time work during that timeframe or weekends may be considered). While previous experience is preferred, training will be provided.


  • Sanitize and operate animal facility equipment, including the use of tunnel washers, rack washers, acidified watering systems and autoclaves for sterilization.
  • Assemble caging supplies in a manner that assures that they remain sterile throughout the handling process.
  • Maintain animal rooms (secondary enclosures) and facility hallways in a clean state so that secondary infections or other contaminations do not occur.
  • Use current technology including PDAs and bar code application to record daily cage census.
  • Report facility and environmental issues to the Facility Manager or designee.
  • Assist the Facility Manager or his/her designee with incoming animals and supplies.
  • Comply with CCM and MGH policies and standard operating procedures.
  • If there is interest an aptitude, there may be opportunities to perform daily husbandry work involving the handling of laboratory animals, including cage changing, health surveillance and rodent euthanasia.
  • Other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or equivalency degree required.

Experience in care of animals preferred, but not necessary.
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