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Senior Research/Lab Technician

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023

Hiring Department

Office of Animal Resources

Job Description

The University of Missouri seeks a reliable and service-oriented Senior Research/Lab Technician to support the Office of Animal Resources efforts to develop and deliver care, support, and help to University clients. The successful candidate will foster and maintain positive relationships with co-workers, clients, and other lab personnel. Must have a desire to work with and care for animals on a daily basis.

Key Responsbilities Include:
Performing animal husbandry and care, including cleaning facility
Communicating with investigators and veterinarians to ensure that research needs and animal care and welfare are accommodated
Maintain census software on animals and inventory
Assisting management with training and evaluating new animal care and laboratory staff
Maintain facility operations such as calling in work orders, ordering supplies, cleaning/maintaining equipment, handling infections agents, and chemical/materials
Working with campus facilities and other repair technicians to provide access to equipment and coordinating PMs and repairs
Performing compliance checks in animal rooms to maintain regulatory compliance
Helping with animal transports and associated paperwork
Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate the following durable skills : leadership, character, collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, metacognition, mindfulness, growth mindset, and fortitude. Additionally, customer service, confidentiality, integrity, and a commitment to the university values.

Must be available for reliable and consistent onsite work.


$ 14.09 - $24.59 per hour

Grade: GGS 6


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Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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