University of Idaho
Animal Research Aide
University Research (Div)
$14.60 per hour or higher depending on education
Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research
Facility Supervisor, the Animal Research Aide is responsible to
maintain the efficient operation of all facility work areas;
maintain daily logs on all research animals; maintain inventory of
supplies, equipment and drugs; assist in the care, medical
treatment and sample collection from research animals; comply with
all relevant animal research laws and regulations as well as
institutional policies; communicate regularly with and provide
assistance and technical instruction to staff, students, and
faculty as needed. This is an essential position and may be
required to work weekends, holidays, or in the event of an
emergency and/or University closure.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Experience handling and restraining animals in a work
- Experience composing and proofreading standard business
- Experience answering a telephone using business etiquette.
- Experience and ability to keep clear notes and records.
- Experience in working independently with minimum supervision
while prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
- Experience using common business software applications for word
processing, email, internet searches, and data organization.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Bachelor’s degree in Animal/Veterinary Science or other related
field or Certification/Licensure as a Veterinary Technician.
- Experience working in animal research.
- Understanding of medical and laboratory terminology.
- Experience working in Animal Biosafety and Arthropod
Containment Levels 1 and 2.
- Ability to work compatibly with faculty, staff, and
- Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician
through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. If
incumbent does not have AALAS ALAT certification at the time of
hire, employment will be contingent upon achieving certification
within a reasonable period, as established by supervisor.
- Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move 50 pounds.
- Ability to wear a negative pressure respirator.
- Ability to perform required activities including: climbing and
working from ladders, bending, stooping, and standing for long
periods of time.
Open Until Filled:
First consideration of applicants will be on July 9, 2021.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative