Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Posting Number: 16ST3709
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is seeking an Animal Caretaker for the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI). The Animal Caretaker will be responsible for feeding, cleaning and observation of research animals in support of laboratory projects and programs.
Becomes familiar with laboratory animals, their habits, and their needs.
Attends the laboratory animal husbandry course given in the department.
Cleans and disinfects cages, rooms and equipment.
Feeds and waters animals according to the schedule.
Maintains animal rooms in clean and odorless condition; and maintains room census.
Supports staff and researchers with handling and restraint of animals.
Home Location Campus: Newark (RBHS)
Prior experience in the caring and handling of animals desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position.
Department: NJMS-PHRI CENTER-Z30001
All candidates must enroll and be given clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) Security Risk Assessment and be enrolled in the Rutgers University Personnel Reliability Program for Tier 1 Select Agents.
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