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Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in a biomedical related field, animal science, veterinary technology or other related science program or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in an animal caretaking or research laboratory environment
  • Previous animal research experience in a laboratory, veterinary office or animal hospital with an emphasis on rodent colony maintenance, breeding, and handling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel 
  • Familiar with procedures and regulations of the Office of Animal Resources
  • Ability to work independently while being reliable and efficient with time management

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with rodent colony management and caretaking
  • IACUC knowledge and familiarity with up to date compliance rules and regulations
  • Experience with DNA techniques:  DNA isolation and PCR

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter optional (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on December 16, 2019.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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