University of North Texas Health Science Center Lab Animal Attendant in Fort Worth, Texas

Department Overview

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is committed to the judicious, humane use of animals in research and education. We believe that research involving living animals has played an essential role in the advancement of biological and medical knowledge. UNTHSC's Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) provides professional and technical service for laboratory animal care, veterinary medical services, and animal research project support for faculty, students, and employees of UNTHSC. These services are also provided to the scientific and clinical communities. DLAM is committed to ensuring the highest standards of humane animal care and use that are essential in the pursuit and achievement of scientific excellence.

Position Details

The Laboratory Animal Medicine Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Lab Animal Attendant to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the clean or dirty caging area.
  • Cleaning, feeding and watering animals.
  • Assisting in sanitizing facilities, animal housing and equipment.
  • Observing animals and reporting any signs of illness or injury.
  • Assisting in handling of animals, disposal of animal carcasses and receiving, storing and stacking animal feed.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Previous experience with animals (i.e. vet clinic, zoo, etc.).
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Requisition Number: 5690

Job Title: Lab Animal Attendant Lab Animal Attendant

Quick Link: www.unthscjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60984

Shift: Day

Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with experience

Pay Basis: Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Application Types Accepted: Main Form

Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV?: No

Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?: Yes

Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis?: No

Security Sensitive?: Yes

Require a valid Texas Driver's License?: Yes

Require a certification?: No

If required, please list all certifications required for this position.: AALAS certification at the ALAT level is required within 1 year of hire date.

Official Job Title: Lab Animal Attendant

Job Open Date: 07-10-2018

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Job Category: Research/Laboratory

Department: Laboratory Animal Medicine - 390010