Animal Caretaker

Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001707

Job Title: Animal Caretaker

Department: Dean of the Faculty

Position Status: Part-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 12 Months

Work Hours: The position is five days/week including weekends; 20 hours per week

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Position band/level: 110 = SS14

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Job Summary: The Office of the Dean of the Faculty at Skidmore College invites applications for a part-time (20 hrs./wk), 12 month Laboratory Animal Caretaker. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds that will add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Animal Caretaker is a critical participant in the maintenance and management plan for the College's census of laboratory animals used both in research and instruction. The successful candidate will provide primary support for the aviaries, and aquaria in the Biology Department and secondary animal care support to rodent labs located in the Biology and Psychology Departments (i.e., secondary support constitutes cross coverage for the feeding and monitoring of animals and for routine maintenance of facilities during weekends, alternate holidays, and periods when other animal care personnel are on vacation or sick leave).

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma; demonstrated high level of reliability and responsibility and experience with laboratory animal research and technical support are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher in biology or related field; 2-3 years of experience with laboratory animal research and technical animal care facility support and American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician or higher.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
List of Three References

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Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

Pay Range: $14.50 - $15.50 per hour commensurate with experience

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Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result


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