Job No: 496899 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Academic Affairs
The Animal Caretaker is responsible for the monitoring and care of animals and supports the Biology, Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Neuroscience Programs. Animal care at Bucknell is a necessary and critical component that allows Bucknell to be in full compliance with Federal Regulations regarding animal housing and care. This position reports to the Animal Caretaker Manager.
Animal handling, feeding and food preparation.
Monitoring of food and liquid intake for animals.
Provision of adequate environmental enrichment.
Early detection of signs of illness, injury, pregnancy, or abnormalities in physiology or behavior.
Routine cleaning of cages and animal living spaces.
Maintaining close contact with faculty and student researchers, as well as with the University's consulting veterinarian, especially when a problem is detected or suspected.
Attend regular training as directed to keep abreast of changing regulations and standards of humane animal care.
Keep records of day-to-day animal care (e.g. including feeding, cleaning, health checks).
Other duties as assigned.
Previous experience and training in animal care
Demonstrated ability to obtain training by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) to be certified as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT)
Ability to work weekends and holidays
A current and valid driver's license
Some immunizations are required
Caretakers are expected to have good communication skills and be comfortable using email and Microsoft Word and Excel
Above a minimum of AALAS-LAT certification, AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LATG) certification is preferred, or a willingness to pursue the additional training required for qualification as a LATG
Knowledge of animal care within the context of biomedical research
Previous experience in a clean room environment
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds without accommodation
Exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products
Requires indoor and outdoor work including exposure to inclement weather
Work Type: This is a casual, part-time, non-benefits eligible positoin.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.