Rockefeller University Husbandry Attendant (Part-time, $23.35 Per Hour) in Millbrook, New York
Job Title Husbandry Attendant (Part-time, $23.35 Per Hour)
Laboratory / Department Jarvis Laboratory
Speech and language are quintessential human traits. Yet remarkably, humans share many behavioral, neuroanatomical, and genetic similarities with other distantly related vocal learning species, like songbirds and cetaceans. In the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language, we are investigating the evolutionary, developmental, and functional origins of these similarities at the level of neural circuits using a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches.
The Husbandry Attendant position is available at our Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. Weekend availability is a must. Flexibility to cover staff for sick and time off a necessity. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: cleaning cages and equipment, monitoring and handling zebra finches, preparing feed, collecting specimens, and administering medications. Pay rate: $23.35 per hour.
High School diploma required. Background or knowledge of working with animals is preferable. Willingness to work with research animals, specifically birds, necessary. Must be detail-oriented, possess excellent organizational skills, ability to work alone and stay focused. Candidates must be reliable, punctual and project oriented. Desire to learn about standard operating procedures and federal and state laws regulating animal use in research is necessary. In addition, candidates: Must be able to bend, lift (30 lbs.), carry, and be on your feet for long periods of time. The candidate must have a valid NY driver's license and, must be willing and able to drive in all types of weather conditions. It is important that you are available on weekends and some holidays and must have a flexible schedule and ability to cover last minute care requests.
Please note that this job will be located at The Rockefeller University Field Research Center (FRC) in Millbrook, NY. 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