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Animal Care Assistant

Company: Indiana University
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

DepartmentLABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCES (UA-LARS-IUBLA)Department InformationThe mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) is to provide high quality, humane care for research and teaching animals at Indiana University Bloomington and ensure compliance with federal laws and guidelines and campus policies related to animal use. LAR is responsible for managing the campus core animal facilities and providing medical care and oversight for all campus facilities in which animals are maintained for research and teaching.Job Summary

  • Provides animal husbandry and care for university animals used in research and/or education outcomes; performs various other laboratory animal support functions (such as cleaning and maintenance of laboratory and/or animal housing units and various equipment).
  • Receives, stores, and rotates feed, bedding, and other animal husbandry supplies and equipment; maintains proper sanitation, environment, and health status of housing units.
  • Maintain/verify proper record keeping (census, animal health, document sanitation and equipment maintenance).
  • Provides technical support for LARC and research investigators (treatments, sample collection for sentinels, weaning litters, and administering diets, etc.); monitors animal health and observes for overt signs of disease and report any changes/concerns in animal health; handles, restrain, and transfer animals as directed.
  • Assists higher level Animal Care Technicians and facility users and performs other related duties as assigned.QualificationsEDUCATIONRequired
    • High school diploma or equivalent (such as HSED or GED)WORK EXPERIENCEPreferred
      • Prior experience of animal care experienceLICENSES AND CERTIFICATESRequired
        • Possesses a valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hirePreferred
          • ALAT (Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician) certification Upon Date of HireSKILLSRequired
            • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
            • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
            • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
            • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
            • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skillsWorking Conditions / DemandsThis position requires the ability to move about for long periods of time, perform repetitive movements, and operate equipment, tools, or controls. It also requires the ability to move items weighing up to 40 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential duties with or without an accommodation.Benefits OverviewFor full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
              • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
              • Dental insurance
              • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
              • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
              • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
              • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
              • Tuition benefit for IU classes
              • 10 paid holidays per year
              • Generous Paid Time Off
              • Paid Parental Leave
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.Job ClassificationCareer Level: FoundationalFLSA: NonexemptJob Function: ResearchJob Family: Animal ResearchClick here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.Posting DisclaimerThis posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.Equal Employment OpportunityIndiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.Campus Safety and SecurityThe Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.Contact UsRequest SupportTelephone: 812-856-1234

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