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STEPS Animal Care Internship

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title STEPS Animal Care Internship
Requisition Number TE05520
Department Name 3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $12.50
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

Lifting, standing, walking


Full-time hours

Job Summary

Up to seven full-time positions will be hired through the University of Kentucky’s STEP’s program providing an hourly wage and benefits to successful candidates. After 6 months of satisfactory performance and training you may also be eligible for a full-time University of Kentucky staff position or continue as a STEP’s employee. After 12 months you have the potential to become certified as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician through AALAS, a membership association of professionals employed around the world in academia, government, and private industry who are dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals, as well as the quality research that leads to scientific gains that benefit people and animals.

You will be trained in routine and specialized animal caretaking duties, including:
1. Safe handling of multiple species of animals
2. Feeding & watering animals according to their prescribed diets.
3. Changing cages, cleaning pens or runs
4. Observing animals regularly during the day, noting & reporting any variances in eating, drinking or deviation from normal habits.
5. Observing & reporting changes in environmental parameters (i.e., temperature, humidity, lighting, etc.).
6. Assisting in maintaining records of animals such as: weight, health, food consumption

You will also learn facility maintenance and sanitation procedures including:

1. Cleaning & sterilizing cages, equipment
2. Sanitizing supplies, animal rooms and procedure space
3. Operation and maintenance of washers & sterilizers to maintain proper working condition.
4. Efficient operational organization & flow of supplies & equipment throughout the facilities.
5. Assists in organizing feed, bedding & dry supplies in storage facilities

If you are interested in full time position that could lead to a potential career in laboratory animal care, we are accepting applications until May 14th.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 05/14/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Jobs Rated Reports for Animal Care and Services Worker

Posted: 2021-04-23 Expires: 2021-05-23

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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