Animal Care Technician
Agricultural/Animal Assistant I
Animal Care Technician
School of Medicine Columbia
School of Medicine Animal Resources
Advertised Minimum Salary
Advertised Salary Range
$18,229 - $25,000
Location of Vacancy
Hours per week
Mon. - Fri. 8:00am – 4:30pm, with weekend rotationType of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Other
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
Advertised Job Summary
This positions is responsible for providing appropriate husbandry,care and cleaning, for animals with a focus on the health and welfare.Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)
High school diploma; prefer training and/or experience in animal care.Preferred Qualifications
Prefer coursework in the Purina Lab Animal Course. Prefer AALAS Certification.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to handle and restrain a variety of animals. Requires considerable knowledge of environmental and nutritional requirements for laboratory animals, must possess ability to successfully complete certification requirements. Prefer some experience working with laboratory animals. A working knowledge of common symptoms of disease in laboratory animals preferred. Ability to conduct business lawfully and ethically by consistently adhering to compliance policies, procedures and regulations.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies 4 Desired Start Date If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date Job Open Date 03/02/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/27089 EEO Statement
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.
Hazardous weather category Essential Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you have a high school diploma?
Do you have certification through the American Association of laboratory Animal Science?
Do you have any issue handling mice, rats, and other rodents on a daily basis?
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