Laboratory Animal Caretaker

Stony Brook, NY
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Laboratory Animal Caretaker-1702509

Required Qualifications: As per Civil Service standards and specifications. There are no minimum education or experience qualifications for appointment to this title. Must comply with all DLAR policies and procedures. Able to work weekends and holidays. Ability to read simple treatment instructions.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience performing animal husbandry duties in a commercial or research setting.

Brief Description of Duties: The Animal Laboratory Caretaker will take care of Lab animals in order to help research work. Duties to include the following:

  • Cleaning, changing cages, bottles, scrubbing pens, feed/water animals, observe/report sick/dead/injured animals; sweep, mop, house and squeegee rooms;
  • Sanitize and buff rooms
  • Insure cage cards are filled out properly
  • Take daily census of animal population and fill out prescribed forms
  • Operate automatic cage washers
  • Take garbage out
  • Wash laundry
  • Pair groups of animals for mating under supervision
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, days varied, shift hours 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Mandatory rehire roster candidates have preference.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

Patient Contact: Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook University's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), clear a background investigation, submit (3) written reference, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

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Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

About Stony Brook: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff.

SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

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Official Job Title: Laboratory Animal Caretaker
Job Field: Laboratory
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Division of Laboratory Animal REsources-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift Sunday - Thursday, 7:00am - 3:30pmDivision of Laboratory Animal REsources-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Sep 6, 2017
Posting End Date: Sep 20, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: As per civil service guidelines
Salary Grade: SG5


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