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Animal Research Aide
University of Idaho

Date Posted Apr. 25, 2018
Title Animal Research Aide
University University of Idaho
Department Lab Animal Research Facility
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately

  • Apr. 25, 2018
  • Animal Research Aide
  • Lab Animal Research Facility
  • University of Idaho
    Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Animal Science
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University of Idaho

Animal Research Aide

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $12.67 per hour or higher commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full 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 position serves as a back-up to the LARF Manager.

This is an essential position and may be required to work weekends, holidays, or in the event of an emergency and/or University closure.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age or older

High school diploma or equivalent

Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science or eligibility for certification within 12 months of hire, and maintenance of registered status throughout employment in this position

Experience handling and restraining animals in a work environment

Ability to work compatibly with faculty, staff, and students

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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 Level 1 and Animal Biosafety Level 2 environments

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: SP001769P

Posting Date: 04/20/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Preferential review of applicants to begin on May 4, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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