This position is responsible for the care of laboratory animals in accordance with applicable safety, sanitation and research requirements. Ongoing tasks may include the following:
Feed, care, and observe physical condition of mice, rats, and other lab animals for signs of disease or illness. Must follow strict protocols and instructions written or orally presented in English.
Operate cage and bottle washers, autoclaves, and bedding dispensing/disposal equipment. Move/lift heavy equipment/animals.
Maintain appropriate room, animal receipt and other records.
Participate and perform euthanasia of small animals.
Order and store feed and supplies.
Clean and sanitize equipment, rooms, and facilities.
Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Some work assignments will involve exposure to animal allergens, high levels of noise, and/or disinfectants and sanitizing agents. To protect employees, the University of MN may ask that you wear personal protection equipment, some of which may require medical monitoring and fitness testing. All required protective equipment, testing and medical evaluations will be provided by the University.
All offers of employment for this position will be conditioned on the completion of a medical questionnaire, evidence of current tetanus immunization prior to start date, and/or a fitness for duty examination to ensure the applicant’s ability to work in an environment that may present occupational health and safety hazards associated with work.
Compensation for this position starts at $15.00/hr.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
High school graduate or GED.
Six (6) months of education related to laboratory animals, or six (6) months experience with laboratory animals, or six (6) months experience caring for, cleaning, feeding, monitoring, and medicating animals. A combination of related education and experience with laboratory animals to equal six (6) months may be substituted.
Must be able to lift/push 50 pounds.
Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instruction in English.
Experience with rodents.
Internal Number: 328460
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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