Animal Caretaker, Lead

Job ID
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date
1 month ago(7/10/2020 2:34 PM)
Employee Classification
1199 Union
Animal Institute
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


  • organize and delegate routine animal care tasks and projects assigned to animal caretaker teams at local sites
  • interact effectively with faculty members, technicians and students regarding animal care needs and problems
  • solve problems and relay information and requests to the facility manager or veterinary staff regarding more complex problems and requests
  • contact facility manager to discuss daily routine, issues and/or problems
  • assist in training staff to perform all animal care responsibilities
  • assist in training staff to operate all animal care equipment (animal watering system, pressure washer, cage washers and autoclaves, biosafety and class 100 cabinets)
  • insure all animal care equipment is operating correctly
  • control inventory and distribute supplies at the site
  • inform the facility manager when supplies need to be replenished
  • oversee the accurate keeping of census sheets for animal rooms at the site
  • assist in the preparation and/or administration of medications and/or experimental compounds
  • recognize and report symptoms of animal disease or trauma and to assist in training staff to recognize and report symptoms
  • review staff reports regarding animal health
  • perform and oversee basic functions of animal nursing and/or first aid
  • perform animal care duties as required
  • perform other related duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma/GED, AALAS certification and five years of related experience are required
  • Advanced training in fields such as veterinary technology and biology preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and judgmental abilities and possess strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • 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
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and judgemental abilities


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 postdoctoral fellows.


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 National Institutes of Health (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-the art “hospital without beds”, a 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.


We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019. Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.


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 professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.




The Animal Institute is seeking a Lead Animal Caretaker to assist supervisor with organizing and delegating routine animal care tasks and projects assigned to animal caretaker teams at local sites.


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