• Animal Caretaker, Jr.

    Posting Date 3 weeks ago(10/26/2018 5:17 PM)
    Job ID
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    1199 Union
    Animal Institute
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time

    Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students,


    193 Ph.D.students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoraIfellows.

    Einstein's major strength,in addition to training physicians and scientists,is its science.During fiscal year 2015,the faculty's consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer­ reviewed grants from the NationalInstitutes ofHealth (NIH).

    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses,including 8 hospitals,a multi-county ambulatory network,a new state-of-theart"hospital without beds", skilled nursing facility, school of nursing,home health agency,and the state's first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine,Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein's clinical faculty and training Einstein's medical students, over 1,300 residents,420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.


    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative  Action Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.Einstein seeks candidates whose skills,and personal and professionalexperience,have prepared them to contribute to our commitment todiversity and excellence,and the communities we serve.




    • Provide care of laboratory animals in a humane, safe and sanitary manner using appropriate equipment and established procedures;
    • Maintain daily room activity log of each assigned room;
    • Feed and water the animals daily and administer special diets and water according to specified protocols and directions;
    • Change animal caging as scheduled or needed and clean animal rooms daily as assigned. Breakdown and sanitize animal quarters, service rooms, equipment and hallways as scheduled and assigned;
    • Observe animals for clinical signs of disease and behavioral changes and report observations using appropriate forms;
    • Observe and maintain proper cage densities in their assigned animal rooms. Report and correct any violation of cage density, guideline using established cage density policies.
    • Receive, transport and distribute incoming animals as specified by established animal receiving procedures;
    • Operate and maintain the cage washer, bottle washer, tunnel-washer, autoclave, biological safety cabinet and other support equipment. 
    • Observe and report any aberrations in animal room environments;
    • Attend in house training programs to become more knowledgeable of and develop expertise in lab animal science;
    • Notify Facility Supervisor or Lead of minor repairs, record, and follow up;
    • Perform other related duties as assigned;


    • High School Diploma and 0-5 years of related experience.
    • Must possess good communication skills (written and verball);
    • Due to the nature of the work, individual must be able to pay close attention to detail and must be physically fit to do heavy repetitive lifting and pushing of equipment daily. Individual must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
    • Individual must not be allergic to animals, latex, waste products, bedding or solutions.


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