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Animal Resources Coordinator

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Animal Resources Coordinator

Requisition Number RE37669

Working Title


Work Location Lexington, KY

Grade Level 43

Salary Range $39,104-62,587/year

Type of Position Staff

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education BS

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience 2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification None

Physical Requirements Sitting and standing for long periods of time; lifting/carrying up to 15lbs. Stooping and bending

Shift Monday - Friday generally from 8:00am-5:00pm. Occasional nights and weekends may be required.

Job Summary The laboratory of Dr. Bjoern Bauer is seeking an Animal Services Coordinator.

This position will use advanced knowledge of animal research to coordinate and lead animal operations for the laboratory. Maintains and manages existing animal models (transgenic animals, knock-out animals, unique animal models, chronic epileptic animals). Uses in-depth knowledge of rodents (mice, rats) to coordinate and oversee animal health monitoring and care. Uses knowledge of animal protocols to resolve issues and helps the team to make timely decisions regarding the need for intervention by veterinarians or other professionals. Organizes animal work, plans animal studies, and takes care of animal-related equipment (e.g., stereotactic frames, surgery equipment, behavioral equipment, SomnoSuite, perfusion pumps, video/ EEG , etc.). Assesses, supervises, or provides after-hours care of animals and facilities when necessary.

Additional responsibilities include using in-depth knowledge and experience to conduct animal-related procedures including animal handling, injections (ip, iv, sc), oral gavages, feeding studies, blood collections and tissue harvest. Independently conducts seizure inductions (goal: 1-2 per month). Setup and conduct seizure inductions, monitor, and care for animals during and after seizure inductions. Conduct surgeries in mice and rats including EEG transmitter implantation, tumor cell implantation, cranial window surgery, microinjections. Setup and conduct surgeries, post-surgery monitoring and care of animals. Assists with analyzing of video/ EEG data. Collects, records, documents, and summarizes animal-related research data.

The Animal Services Coordinator will train students and team members in animal procedures, place animal-related orders, coordinates shipping of tissue samples with collaborators and assist with general laboratory management.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID -19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID -19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply 01/24/2023

University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Animal Resources Coordinator, Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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