Job Description

Extended Job Title
Temporary Worker - Lab Animal Attendant

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
275101 - LARC Abi

Position Description
A job  involving an appointment for less than four and one-half months which are of a non-recurring nature.

Requisition ID

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
This is a temporary part time position. This position will be responsible for basic day-to-day animal husbandry and basic maintenance of assigned animal rooms.

Prepare cages and water bottles for assigned rodent change-outs as scheduled.

Conduct bi-weekly rodent cage change-outs as assigned/scheduled.

Conduct daily spot changes as needed.

Daily animal census counts and health checks. Accurately record animal counts on log sheets. Report health concerns to supervisor.

Clean/organize animal rooms, procedure rooms, storage rooms, and hallways within facility as assigned. Take out trash.

Assist in daily operation of  LARC washroom, keeping cages, water bottles washed.

Assist in upkeep of feed and bedding room as needed. Rotate stock as needed. Report inventory/supply needs to supervisor.

Available for weekend and holiday duties as needed and as assigned. Includes animal feed and water checks, health checks, and environmental checks.

Miscellaneous duties as requested by facility supervisor, animal health technician, LARC manager, and/or veterinarian/director.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
M-F 7am - 5pm; up to 20 hours per week as needed; Weekends may be required.

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to follow oral and written instructions required.

Ability to keep accurate records and animal counts and animal health required.

Keen, detail-oriented observational skills.

Completion of high school or GED preferred.

Some knowledge of animal biology and husbandry preferred.

Good oral and written communication skills preferred.

Basic computer and office equipment experience preferred (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Team oriented but able to perform tasks individually with an emphasis on customer service.

HSC - Abilene


Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Due to the broad nature of work found in this job,  minimum qualifications for a particular job will be determined by the hiring manager. The qualifications will be commensurate with level and nature of work to be performed.

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