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Animal Caretaker

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Employment Type
Part Time
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Animal Caretaker

Job No: 496899
Position Type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Academic Affairs

The Animal Caretaker is responsible for the monitoring and care of animals and supports the Biology, Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Neuroscience Programs. Animal care at Bucknell is a necessary and critical component that allows Bucknell to be in full compliance with Federal Regulations regarding animal housing and care. This position reports to the Animal Caretaker Manager.

Job Duties:
  • Animal handling, feeding and food preparation.
  • Monitoring of food and liquid intake for animals.
  • Provision of adequate environmental enrichment.
  • Early detection of signs of illness, injury, pregnancy, or abnormalities in physiology or behavior.
  • Routine cleaning of cages and animal living spaces.
  • Maintaining close contact with faculty and student researchers, as well as with the University's consulting veterinarian, especially when a problem is detected or suspected.
  • Attend regular training as directed to keep abreast of changing regulations and standards of humane animal care.
  • Keep records of day-to-day animal care (e.g. including feeding, cleaning, health checks).
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Previous experience and training in animal care
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain training by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) to be certified as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays
  • A current and valid driver's license
  • Some immunizations are required
  • Caretakers are expected to have good communication skills and be comfortable using email and Microsoft Word and Excel

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Above a minimum of AALAS-LAT certification, AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LATG) certification is preferred, or a willingness to pursue the additional training required for qualification as a LATG
  • Knowledge of animal care within the context of biomedical research
  • Previous experience in a clean room environment

    Physical Demands:
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds without accommodation
  • Exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products
  • Requires indoor and outdoor work including exposure to inclement weather

    Work Type:
    This is a casual, part-time, non-benefits eligible positoin.

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