Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 15-Jun-2022 to 08-Jul-2022 (EST)
  • NKI - Animal Facility
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $34,837
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full package benefits


Research Institution located in Rockland county, NY is seeking highly motivated individuals to perform daily tasks in the Animal Research Facility. Successful candidates will be responsible for material management of caging and associated accessories required for the care and use of laboratory animals. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.


Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collecting, organizing, and preparing soiled caging and accessories for sanitation and or sterilization.
  • Operating machine-washing equipment and or sterilizers, along with managing necessary cage wash chemicals, to appropriately sanitize and or sterilize caging and accessories.
  • Provides quality assurance testing, observations, and documents results to ensure adequate sanitation and or sterilization of cage materials.
  • Preparing fresh caging and related accessories according to requested orders on a scheduled basis by animal facility and research staff.
  • Distributing clean caging and accessories according to requested scheduled orders to facility animal holding rooms.
  • Performing preventative maintenance and maintaining service records on all sanitation equipment.
  • Performing general cleaning of facility by hand and using sanitation equipment.
  • Assisting in bringing animal food, bedding and animal facility related materials from the building loading dock into facility storage and use areas.


  • Must demonstrate capacity to operate facility machinery.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate both, verbally and in writing.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical tasks which involve lifting and moving heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.), walking, stooping, standing, pulling, etc.
  • Must obtain and maintain appropriate medical clearance to work with research animals.
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Candidates with AALAS certification are preferred.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment. 2) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

*The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: - Click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

Questions regarding this position please email:

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