Lab Animal Care Technician

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Working Title Lab Animal Care Technician Department Biological Sciences Compensation Title Position Number 30022800 Position Status Regular Work Schedule

Part-time 25 to 30 hours per week.

Hours per Week 25-30 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

Serves as manager of NKU’s laboratory animal housing and general procedural facilities, and is responsible for laboratory animal care and housing, and facilities operations. Is crucial to ensuring the humane, responsible, and scientifically or instructionally sound use of animals at the University in accordance with all University, state and federal regulations related to laboratory animal use and care.

Primary Responsibilities

Must have the ability to:

Coordinate animal care and husbandry, including BSL -2 procedures.

Clean and maintain animal facility and equipment.

Communicate with supervisors, faculty, staff, and students.

Train faculty, staff, and students on proper equipment use and facility operation.

Order and receive shipments.

Keep timely records.


High School Diploma/ GED with 3 years’ experience, preferably experience working with animals or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 lbs is required.

Work hours will occasionally include some weekends and holidays. Must also respond to after-hour emergency calls when necessary.

To Apply: Submit to 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications, and 2) a resume.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education High School Diploma Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree Minimum Experience 1 year Salary $15.35/hr Minimum Pay Grade S67
Requisition Number 2021S1327 Job Open Date 03/10/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents

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