The Laboratory Animal Facility at UB is seeking an Animal Caretaker
who will be responsible for daily care of various laboratory
species. The person will perform basic husbandry duties for animals
housed in different health and safety levels: Clean animal rooms
and caging, water and feed animals, dispose of wastes
appropriately, follow safety protocols when using hazardous
Additional duties are as follows:
Outstanding Benefits Package
- Monitor health of animals and room environments and report
abnormal conditions. Assist in veterinary care, administer
treatments and perform other technical procedures. Humanely handle,
restrain and transport animals.
- Assist principal investigators, students and technicians.
- Operate and maintain equipment used in cage preparation and
room sanitation. Receive, house, remove and record arrival and
departure of animals, maintain animal inventories. Perform tasks
such as: maintenance of; supply inventories, breeding records,
activity logs, sanitation records.
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- Animal care work outside of a residential setting.
- Requires education in a specific field and at least one year of
experience directly related to the research or the program.
- Also requires experience in a laboratory environment and/or
with laboratory animals.
- For positions involving animal subjects, basic knowledge of the
general physical characteristics and behaviors of animals used in
- An ability to observe changes in animal behavior and maintain
records of an animal’s condition is required.
- Must have working knowledge of typical tests or procedures
relative to the field and must have familiarity with the operation
of specialized apparatuses or equipment.
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