The Laboratory Animal Facility at UB is seeking an Animal Caretaker who will be responsible for daily care of various laboratory species. The person will perform basic husbandry duties for animals housed in different health and safety levels: Clean animal rooms and caging, water and feed animals, dispose of wastes appropriately, follow safety protocols when using hazardous agents.
Additional duties are as follows:
Monitor health of animals and room environments and report abnormal conditions. Assist in veterinary care, administer treatments and perform other technical procedures. Humanely handle, restrain and transport animals.
Assist principal investigators, students and technicians.
Operate and maintain equipment used in cage preparation and room sanitation. Receive, house, remove and record arrival and departure of animals, maintain animal inventories. Perform tasks such as: maintenance of; supply inventories, breeding records, activity logs, sanitation records.
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Animal care work outside of a residential setting.
Requires education in a specific field and at least one year of experience directly related to the research or program.
Also requires experience in a laboratory setting and/or with laboratory animals.