The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Animal Specialist and Technician who will provide animal husbandry care and support for a research institute. The incumbent will be responsible for cleaning/sanitizing animal housing and associated areas, providing food, water and enrichment, and performing basic health observations. This position will also be responsible for administering water restriction and unique diets in accordance with various research protocols. The incumbent must perform duties under Biosafety Level 2 requirements. The candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and have knowledge of Microsoft Office. The schedule for this position is Thursday through Monday; however, he/she must be able to work many holidays/weekends, and push/pull heavy equipment and lift 50 pounds. Vaccinations and/or TB testing will be required.
Associate's level degree or higher preferred. The candidate must have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with animals and be able to demonstrate the ability to handle and restrain a variety of animal species. Previous exposure to animals and animal care -- farm or pet shop or zoo worker experience a plus. ALAT certification a plus.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Tuesday- Saturday, 7:00am- 3:30pm, may be required to work on holidays
Hiring Range: $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Internal Number: 20003931
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.