Animal Care Technician I

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Job TitleAnimal Care Technician IRequisition NumberRE24927Working TitleDepartment Name40832:Laboratory Animal ResourcesWork LocationLexington, KyGrade Level39Salary Range$12.91-20.02/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Requires heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects over 50 pounds.


Monday – Friday; 7:00am – 3:30pm; and will include some weekends and on-call.

Job Summary

Completes primarily simple & routine animal caretaking duties; & as requested by Group Leader or Supervisor, cage wash activities which may occur up to 20% of the time of overall job duties & responsibilities. All actions are completed by strictly & consistently following applicable DLAR SOPs including safety procedures & guidelines. Reports any suspected or actual deviations to SOPs or non-routine situations immediately to Group Leader or their Supervisor. Arrives, leaves & takes breaks at work as scheduled. Strictly adheres to DLAR attendance policy.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows, and Outlook.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Twelve months of FCI, cage wash, animal husbandry (laboratory animal husbandry preferred) or equivalent experience directly related to care, use, handling and treatment of animals in a paid position; AALAS certification at ALAT level.
Driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply10/19/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 10/13/2020
    Application Due: 10/20/2020
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