Department: Dean of the Faculty Office Duration of Position: Full year / Full time Position Type: Staff Posting Date: Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled Posting Number: 1001797
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, 75 miles north of New York City, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesPerform animal husbandry duties for rats, mice, other rodents, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other organisms, complying with all procedures and internal guidelines.
Perform daily animal health observations and communicate health issues to appropriate personnel.
Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines, perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
Maintain exacting hygienic standards and practice clean room technique as instructed.
Provide work direction to student employees and perform other duties as assigned.
Must be willing to work some holidays and one weekend day/week, as well as occasional overtime hours. This entry level position is ideal for those interested in careers in laboratory animal research or veterinary medicine.
Associates degree in Animal Husbandry, Biology or related field required, bachelor's degree preferred.
A minimum of one year of relevant previous experience in an animal care facility, a veterinary facility, a clinical setting or a research setting required.
Proficiency with basic technical procedures, knowledge of clean room techniques or willingness and ability to learn them quickly required.
Good working knowledge of word processing software and email.
Must have strong organizational and communication skills, focus and attention to detail and ability to follow exacting written and verbal instructions.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to undertake physical work and to regularly move, place, push, pull, and position objects weighing up to and including 50 pounds required.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references (Word or PDF format required). This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by February 25, 2020.
For full consideration applicants should apply by: 2/25/2020
Anticipated Start Date: Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.