Animal Husbandry Assistant - Student

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Job Title:

Animal Husbandry Assistant - Student

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

High School Diploma

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Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 50 lb , Ability to stand for extended periods of time


Monday-Friday, every other weekend is required

Job Summary:

The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center supplies live materials to researchers and educators around the world. The Center is seeking motivated undergraduate students to help care for an endangered species of salamander through husbandry work. The job would entail cleaning and feeding of salamanders as well as general lab maintenance duties. Shifts are set based on class schedule. There are no evening hours permitted. All shifts will be in the morning or early afternoon. Working every other weekend is required. Hours vary based on availability but range anywhere from 7-10 hours per week.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Ability to work mornings is preferred

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Prior Animal Care Experience preferred

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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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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time