The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 05-Jan-2018 to 06-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group (TMG) is a health science company, providing a comprehensive selection of professional and technical services and products design to enhance the success of companies in a rapidly changing market. TMG also provides extensive support in biomedical research to enhance the prevention, therapies and cures for both human and animal health. We are a fast growing company and seek professional individuals to join our diverse and talented team of employees. We currently have a position for an Animal Caretaker located in Charlottesville, VA.



  • Provide routine care to research animals to include feed and water and health checks
  • Monitor animal room environmental conditions
  • Observe daily appearances and behaviors of experimental animals (both sick and healthy) and report to higher level employee
  • Capture, restrain, hold and position animals for procedures, examinations, and treatments
  • Dispense and administer medications per Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinarian orders
  • Collect blood and other tissues, label them correctly, and deliver expeditiously
  • Assist with animal euthanasia and necropsy following prescribed protocols
  • Clean, decontaminate, and maintain animal wing spaces and cages in accordance with SOPs
  • Operate autoclaves, washers, pressure sprayers and misters
  • Use appropriate PPE and equipment as described in SOPs to protect self and fellow workers from contamination, infection or injury
  • Enter/exit animal isolation rooms and moves between animal rooms in strict accordance with SOPs to prevent cross contamination
  • Follow written and oral direction
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • AA degree in animal science or related science or 1 year of experience working in animal care required
  • Background knowledge of working with research animals preferred
  • Capable of performing basic animal care duties with guidance
  • Ability to be trained to achieve AALAS ALAT certification within one (1) year preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Employee is often required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to receive and maintain all required clearances

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

The McConnell Group, Inc
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