Animal Caretaker

Employer
University at Buffalo
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

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 agents.

Additional duties are as follows:
  • 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.




Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 assignment
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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