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Animal Caretaker

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Academic Affairs

Bucknell University seeks applicants for a casual, non-benefits eligible Animal Caretaker to work on an as-needed basis. Some hours are scheduled on weekends and holidays with additional work available at other times.

This position is part of the Animal Care Department. Specifically, it supports the animal colonies including but not limited to primates, rodents, fowl, and bats utilized by faculty and students in the Biology Department, Psychology Department, Animal Behavior Program, and Neuroscience Program.

It is a fast paced, high priority position due to the needs of these programs/departments and it allows Bucknell to be in full compliance with Federal Regulations regarding animal housing and care. All aspects of animal husbandry (feeding, watering, cleaning, health monitoring, food prep, cage washing, cage prep) are involved on a daily basis.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Must be available some weekdays, weekends, and holidays on an as needed basis
*Must possess a valid driver's license
*Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
*Must be detail oriented with good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
*Previous animal care experience
*Previous animal care experience and knowledge of animal care within the context of biomedical research

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About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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