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STEPS Lab Animal Technician I

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title STEPS Lab Animal Technician I
Requisition Number TE02840
Department Name 3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $11.06
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Required Related Experience

1 yr. animal-related experience

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? No
Preferred Education/Experience

30 hrs of animal/science course work or ALAT certification

Deadline to Apply 10/30/2017
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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter