Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position provides environmental and nutritional care for research animals housed at the Danforth Campus in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service, and University policies to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitors and documents daily animal health and welfare while performing animal husbandry duties. Animal husbandry duties include: daily animal health checks, daily water bottle and cage checks; provision of appropriate food and water; cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; recording animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
Washes and cleans/sterilizes cages, pens and equipment.
Prepares washing and disinfecting solutions and performs general housekeeping duties as assigned.
Receives and processes newly arrived animals, administers routine medications and special diets as instructed.
Receives and stores material and supplies.
Participates in training, continuing education, AALAS certification and Occupational Health programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Basic computer skills.
Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision, set and execute priorities.
Valid Missouri Class E or equivalent driver's license.
Efficiency, flexibility and attention to detailed instructions.
Ability to work independently in order to meet the changing needs of the facility.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Time management skills.
Ability to be trustworthy and reliable.
AALAS cettification (LAT) within three years of hire.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. The standard five-day work week includes weekends.
Bachelor's degree or course work in a biology field.
Animal care experience, preferably with laboratory animals.
The hiring range for this position is $12.82 - $15.20 per hour.
This position is in the Department of Biology. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position requires heavy labor and the ability to lift 50 lbs or more. The individual must be committed to the highest standards of laboratory animal care and husbandry in an AAALAC-accredited program. The individual cannot be allergic to animals as handling of various animals is required in this position.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.