The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 05-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Manassas, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group,, a health science company, has an opening for a full-time Animal Care Technician to support George Mason University's Biomedical Research Laboratory in Manassas, VA.  The incumbent will serve as a contract employee working for The McConnell Group, Inc., a leading provider of research support services. 


Position Requirements:

  1. Provide routine care to research animals to include feeding/watering animals handling and restraint of animals, and cage and bedding changeouts
  2. Monitor animal room environmental conditions
  3. Observe daily appearances and behaviors of experimental animals (both sick and healthy) and report to higher level employee
  4. Capture, restrain, hold and position animals for procedures, examinations, and treatments
  5. Dispense and administer medications per Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinarian orders
  6. Assist with animal euthanasia and necropsy following prescribed protocols as required
  7. Clean, decontaminate, and maintain animal wing spaces and cages in accordance with SOPs
  8. Operate autoclaves, washers, pressure sprayers and misters, and other lab equipment
  9. Use appropriate PPE and equipment as described in SOPs to protect self and fellow workers from contamination, infection, or injury
  10. Enter/exit animal rooms and moves between animal rooms in strict accordance with SOPs to prevent cross-contamination
  11. Adhere to security and safety procedures
  12. Assure that records, logs, and other documents are complete and maintained
  13. Follow written and oral direction
  14. Provide weekend and holiday support as assigned
  15. Perform other duties as required


  1. AA degree in animal science or related science preferred, HS diploma required
  2. Must have previous Laboratory Animal experience or animal experience in a professional environment for a minimum of 1 year

3.     AALAS ALAT preferred or the ability to achieve AALAS ALAT certification within one (1) year

  1. Capable of performing basic animal care duties with guidance
  2. Effective verbal and written communication
  3. Employee is often required to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds
  4. Must be able to receive and maintain site access and required clearances  

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


The McConnell Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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