University of Idaho
Animal Research Aide
University Research (Div)
$12.67 per hour or higher commensurate with experience
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.
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
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
Open Until Filled:
Preferential review of applicants to begin on May 4, 2018.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.