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STEPS Lab Animal Technician I

Job Description

STEPS Lab Animal Technician I
Required License/Registration/Certification

Physical Requirements
Requires heavy lifting lifting, pushing or pulling of objects over 50 pounds; standing/walking for long periods of time, and repetitive motions

Monday ? Friday; 7:00am ? 3:30pm; will include some weekends and on-call

Job Summary
Provide daily care of laboratory animals, including feeding, watering, changing bedding and cages, and administering medication as required; recognize and identify animals in distress or unhealthy condition; receive/unpack animal shipments, enter information in written and computerized records, participate in sentinel/health monitoring program.

Cleans and sanitizes rooms, support areas, surfaces and fixtures on schedule, remove trash, restock disposable supplies, assist in cage washing, autoclaving of equipment and supplies. Must be able to lift 7 ? 50 lbs. and work in hot, wet areas.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience
30 hrs of animal/science course work or ALAT certification

University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


STEPS Lab Animal Technician I