Job Opening (45276) RESEARCH/LAB TECHNICIAN SENIOR at University of Missouri

Hiring Department

Veterinary Pathobiology

Job Description

This position will support the grant and service responsibilities for the NIH-funded MMRRC and the RRRC rodent repositories. The position requires a detail-oriented person who can perform hands on rodent colony work as well as relevant data entry. In addition to routine animal husbandry work, this position will also involve rodent breeding, weaning, sample collection, data entry and colony record maintenance. The position requires knowledge of and thorough compliance with all biosecurity measures that are critical for Resource Center operations.

Location: Discovery Ridge.


Salary Range: $18.00-$20.00 per hour
GGS Grade: 006
University Title: Senior Research/Lab Technician
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Monday - Friday with some scheduled weekend work necessary. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of 2 years of mouse and rat handling experience is required. BA/BS in life sciences or animal science is preferred. Knowledge of the Rodent Resource Centers is also preferred. Must possess excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and be able to work individually and in a team setting.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

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