Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 18-Jul-2022 to 12-Aug-2022 (EST)
  • NKI - Animal Facility
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • 16.14 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Hourly

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Research Institution located in Rockland County, NY is seeking highly motivated individuals to perform daily tasks in the Animal Research Facility. Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

JOB DUTIES:

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

  • Performance of daily husbandry for a variety of laboratory species, including environment enrichment.
  • Daily health observation, environmental controls monitoring, record keeping, and reporting.
  • Performing research activities in coordination with investigators as a member of the research team.
  • Performing veterinary care in coordination with veterinary staff.
  • Operation of cage wash equipment and other critical equipment.
  • Conduct of quality assurance practices in the facility.
  • 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 the 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 the 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.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be detailed oriented with the ability to follow direction and provide observations 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 demonstrate capacity to operate facility machinery.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate both, verbally and in writing.
  • 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 2-4-year degrees and or AALAS certification or its equivalence 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: http://corporate.rfmh.org - 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: hrprocessing@nki.rfmh.org


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