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University of Pennsylvania Temporary Part-time Worker (Lab Animal Assistant) in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title

Temporary Part-time Worker (Lab Animal Assistant)

Job Profile Title

Laboratory Animal Assistant

Job Description Summary

The temporary part-time Laboratory Animal Assistant provides animal care at a large canine facility at the New Bolton Center Campus. This temporary part-time position will be approximately 24-40 hours a week. Ability to work flexible staggered work schedule, and assigned weekends and holidays is required. The position is located in Kennett Square, PA where no public transportation is available. A valid driver's license required.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Cleaning/disinfection of kennel runs or cage holding areas on a daily basis

  • Maintain animals and facilities to be in compliance for various inspections (ex. IACUC, USDA, AAALAC)

  • Administer medications as directed by veterinarians

  • Monitor animals after procedures

High School Diploma or GED and one year of experience working with animals is preferred. Ability to work well with others and work independently is required.

Must be extremely observant to animals needs and report issues to senior staff. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail required. Ability to lift over 50 lbs., to bend, crouch, climb ladders and do physically demanding work on a daily basis is required. Must have the ability to work flexible staggered work schedule and assigned holidays-required. A valid driver's license is required. POSITION LOCATED IN KENNETT SQ.- NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

Working ConditionsRequires extensive safety training; Exposure to chemicals; Stockroom or warehouse; Alternative work schedules; Requires protective devices; Exposure to moving machineryPhysical EffortFrequent lifting 25 lb. or more; Occasional lifting 24-50 lb. Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping

Job Location - City, State

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

The University of Pennsylvania's special character is reflected in the diversity of the Penn community. We seek talented faculty and staff who will constitute a vibrant community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity along dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic status. Grounded in equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action, Penn's robust commitment to diversity is fundamental to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, educating leaders for all sectors of society, and public service. The University of Pennsylvania prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.