St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. Animal Husbandry Technician Animal Care Center
Description: The Animal Husbandry Technician will perform routine and customized onsite animal husbandry services for the Animal Care Center, as assigned. All animals will be handled in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
Key Responsibilities & Functions:
Provide animals with fresh and adequate food and water daily according to SOP's and/or research protocol;
Perform scheduled health observations and assessments; Examine animals daily for signs of illness or reactions and reports such observations to the Supervisor or Director;
Immediately communicate with Supervisor and/or Director regarding any animal anomalies observed;
Change and clean animal cages, as scheduled;
Assist with animal intake, evaluation and treatment;
Complete and maintain all applicable logs and check sheets, as required;
Understand and follow appropriate procedures according to animal species as presented in Facility SOPS;
Monitor facility conditions (including temperature and humidity data) and maintain all applicable logs and check sheets for same;
Immediately report any facilities issue to Supervisor and/or Director, as well as Facilities Services if directed to by Supervisor/Director;
Operate & maintain cage washers and other equipment, as instructed;
Clean and sanitize animal facility following established protocols and schedules;
Stock supplies, as needed;
Maintain work and general facility/lab areas in a neat and organized manner;
Perform all tasks in a way to minimize or prevent transfer of infection;
Perform other duties as required.
AALAS certification strongly preferred;
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Minimum of two (2) years of husbandry experience in a laboratory animal facility preferred;
Must have reliable transportation;
Must be punctual and cooperative with all members of Company, Client Company and other team members;
Ability to prioritize work schedule(s) and follow tasks through from inception to completion using good judgment, tact and discretion;
Flexible, self-motivated team-player who is able to work well with others and independently;
Willingness to learn and to perform various duties in keeping with the Animal Care Center and/or Faculty's changing needs, is an absolute must;
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.