Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of Idaho
Animal Research Aide
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $14.09 per hour or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility Supervisor, the Animal Research Aide is responsible to maintain the efficient operation of all facility work areas; maintain daily logs on all research animals; maintain inventory of supplies, equipment and drugs; assist in the care, medical treatment and sample collection from research animals; comply with all relevant animal research laws and regulations as well as institutional policies; communicate regularly with and provide assistance and technical instruction to staff, students, and faculty as needed.
This is an essential position and may be required to work weekends, holidays, or in the event of an emergency and/or University closure.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience handling and restraining animals in a work environment.
- Experience composing and proofreading standard business correspondences.
- Experience answering a telephone using business etiquette.
- Experience and ability to keep clear and legible hand-written records.
- Experience and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Bachelors degree in Animal/Veterinary Science or other related field or Certification/Licensure as a Veterinary Technician.
- Experience working in animal research.
- Understanding of medical and laboratory terminology.
- Experience working in Animal Biosafety and Arthropod Containment Levels 1 and 2.
- Ability to work compatibly with faculty, staff, and students.
- Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. If incumbent does not have AALASALAT certification at the time of hire, employment will be contingent upon achieving certification within a reasonable period, as established by supervisor.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: - Ability to lift and/or otherwise move 50 pounds.- Ability to wear a negative pressure respirator.- Ability to perform required activities including: climbing and working from ladders, bending, stooping, and standing for long periods of time.
Posting Number: SP002297P
Posting Date: 08/28/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Preferential review of applicants to take place on September 11, 2019.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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