Requisition ID:  30165

Animal Care Technician, Associate

Job Summary

The Research Technician, Associate is an entry-level position that builds skills in providing husbandry and care to a variety of laboratory animals listed on approved protocols including but not limited to rodents, rabbits, sheep, swine, horses, cows, and poultry in conventional, barrier, and barn housing.  This position will learn and perform husbandry and health checks for all species on campus as well as any new species that arrive for future studies.  Change cages/clean stalls, use specialized equipment (including rack washer, bulk autoclave, steam gun, skid steer).  Work with animals exposed to biological/chemical/radiation hazards, and prepare animal caging components for use in the animal facilities.  Perform other cleaning and maintenance duties as necessary.  Occasional euthanasia of rodents.

What We're Looking For:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two or more years of animal care related experience
  • Basic computer and data-entry skills
  • Basic knowledge of animal care
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work on a team environment as well as independently
  • Exhibit professional behavior in speaking with all staff (Purdue and non-Purdue interactions)
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to work overtime and on weekend/holidays as required
  • Ability to pull/push large heavy equipment; push/pull equipment up and down ramps; repetitive lifting/turning/bending/reaching (high and stretching low)
  • Ability to be on feet and moving all day
  • Ability to enter stalls or caging with large animals (cow/horse/sheep/pig) and work in the stall iwth the animals present

What is Helpful:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree

What We Want You To Know:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non Exempt  (Eligible for overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non Exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package, https://www.purdue.edu/hr/benewell/index.php, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Take Your Next Giant Leap:

We never stop, we keep going, because Discovery is in our DNA, and we want you to discover a Career at Purdue University! Come work alongside a family of diverse culture with faculty, students, and staff who come together to become one, Boilermakers! Our greatest adventures are yet to come, and we want to include you.

Come take your Next Giant Leap and Discover your next career!


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