Animal Care Technician I

Job description

Job Title:

Animal Care Technician I

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

40832:Laboratory Animal Resources

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

1 yr

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Physical Requirements:

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


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

Job Summary:

The primary goal of this department is to provide the best possible care for the research animals within the University. This position completes primarily simple and routine animal caretaking duties; and as requested by Group Leader or Supervisor including cage washing activities which may occur up to 20% of the time of overall job duties and responsibilities. All actions are completed by strictly and 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 and takes breaks at work as scheduled. Strictly adheres to DLAR attendance policy.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows, Outlook

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Preferred 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 Apply:


University 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time