Graduate Assistant - Life Sciences

Edinburg, TX
Sep 09, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Assistantship TitleGraduate AssistantJob Class Code00096FLSAExemptMinimum Qualifications

1. Currently admitted to the Graduate School
2. Be in good academic standing
3. Be registered full-time for the respective semester (nine semester credit hours during the fall
semester, nine semester credit hours during spring semester, six semester credit hours during the
summer session(s)), or in the required number of semester credit hours to fulfill the only remaining requirements on the degree plan.

Posting NumberA0380Working TitleGraduate Assistant - Life SciencesLocationEdinburg, Texas CollegeN/ADepartmentLaboratory Animal ResourcesDivisionDivision of Research Grad Studies New ProgramsFTE.5Scope of Job

Following the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting daily health checks and taking care of animals housed at any of the Edinburg, McAllen, and Brownsville facilities. Husbandry actions include: feeding, providing water, manipulating and sanitizing dirty cages, unloading feed and bedding bags and placing items into storage, properly handling small animals and performing daily health checks, lighting and temperature checks and euthanasia.
Incumbent will also perform routine cleaning of floors, walls and ceilings, record information, keep logs, and operate specialized equipment. Training in electronic animal management software will be provided for graduate assistant to enter data (animal health and room checks) as needed. This position will require frequent travel between campus sites and some weekend and holiday work. Some other duties as assigned.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

•Must be a full-time graduate student (9 hours during the Fall or Spring semester and 6 hours during Summer months)
•Able to work well with diverse groups of people
•Detail and Analytical oriented
•Effective communication skills for interacting with staff/faculty
•Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office, preferably in Excel

Preferred Qualifications

Full Time Graduate Student

Salary Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date08/17/2020EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Open Date08/05/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

Online applications are only accepted.

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