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Animal Research Aide

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
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Full Time
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University of Idaho

Animal Research Aide

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $14.60 per hour or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
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.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Experience handling and restraining animals in a work environment.
  • Experience composing and proofreading standard business correspondences.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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 students.
  • 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.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • 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.

Posting Number: SP002886P

Posting Date: 06/25/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First consideration of applicants will be on July 9, 2021.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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