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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department

Division of Animal Science

Job Description

Provide animal care, record keeping and support for the research and teaching efforts at the National Swine Resource and Research Center. These animals are at multiple locations across campus. These animals are of high value as they represent a genetic resource for the community of researchers funded by the National Institute of Health. Must maintain biosecurity at these various locations.

40% Feed and care of swine,

2% Assist with surgeries, C-Sections, embryo transfers, etc.

10% Estrous detection, semen collection and artificial insemination,

30% Administer medications,

7% Keep accurate records of all activities,

5% Observes animals for any signs of adverse health conditions,

2% Euthanizes animals and disposes of them in compliance with Federal laws,

2% Prepare animals for experimentation,

2% collects samples from live or morbind animals.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of the University of Missouri.


More definite schedule can be determined with applicant

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday with additional hours as needed.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday with additional hours as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience in animal care activities or sufficient experience as animal technician trainee is required. Must be able to handle and work with animals and recognize abnormalities in animals' behavior. Must be able to administer routine diets and medications without direct supervision. Employees working within this classification will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment and apparel. Depending on the nature of the work, the incumbent may be required to wear a respirator and/or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the Industrial Standard for Respirator Use.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $14.09 - $24.59 per hour

Grade: GGS-006

University Title: Senior Animal Technician

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Online application, resume, and five references

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

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit .




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