Rockefeller University Husbandry Attendant in New York, New York
Job Title Husbandry Attendant
Laboratory / Department Comparative Bioscience Center
The Comparative Bioscience Center provides a comprehensive program of animal care in support of the University's in vivo research. The goal of our staff is to provide investigators with the highest level of research support at the lowest cost while ensuring the welfare of the animals used in the research. The center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
The Husbandry Attendant will provide the daily care of laboratory animals maintained at Rockefeller University using established policies and procedures as prescribed by federal and state laws and regulations. Responsibilities include cage changing, general care, as well as monitoring and reporting of animal health. Will also maintain and report on facility equipment, clean assigned rooms, perform animal receiving procedures, and maintain consumable supplies (food, water, and bedding) in assigned rooms. Additional responsibilities will include keeping animal room records and notification of appropriate personnel concerning irregularities in animal health and the environment. Husbandry attendants report to the Floor Supervisor and are also overseen by a Group Leader.
High school diploma required; certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred. Must be able to push/pull carts on weight-bearing wheels weighing a minimum of 500 lbs, lift supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, and tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking. Must not be allergic to animals, waste products, or bedding. Requirements are subject to change as a result of facility needs.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans