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Transfer Eligibility Requirement: You must have a current permanent appointment with a minimum of 1 year of service in a position of the same title or transferable title.
Reassignment Requirement: You must hold the same title at the University at Buffalo.
Reinstatement Requirement: You must be a former state employee to request reinstatement to the title that was held (or transferable title).
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Duties Description Position Summary:
The Laboratory Animal Facility at UB is seeking an Principal Lab Animal Caretaker who will be responsible for overseeing the care of various laboratory species. This person will be responsible for knowing all regulatory guidelines as they pertain to animal husbandry, and ensuring that these guidelines are followed. Responsible for performing, supervising and scheduling staff in the daily care of various laboratory species.
Husbandry duties include but are not limited to:
• cleaning animal rooms and caging, watering and feeding animals, disposing of wastes appropriately, following safety protocols when using hazardous agents.
• Monitoring health of animals and room environments and reporting abnormal conditions.
• Acting as liaison or coordinator between caretakers, investigators, and other department staff to ensure proper interpretation of their needs.
• Operating, monitoring and maintaining equipment used in animal care.
• Perform annual staff performance appraisals with facility manager.
Outstanding Benefits Package
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