Job Category:

Animals & Wildlife, Education & Training, College & University, Lab & Technology, Research




The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) is to provide high quality, humane care for research and teaching animals at Indiana University Bloomington, and to ensure compliance with federal laws and guidelines and campus policies related to animal use. More information about LAR can be found at

LAR is responsible for managing the campus core animal facilities and providing medical care and oversight for all campus facilities in which animals are maintained for research and teaching.

Job Summary

* This position provides support to the Bloomington Campus Animal Program by assisting Animal Caretakers and Technicians.

* Duties include processing soiled housing equipment using bedding disposal stations, cage washers, and steam sterilizers; preparing clean housing equipment for use; cleaning and sanitizing common areas using detergents and disinfectants; removing trash from facility; participating in receiving and storing of animal care supplies such as feed and bedding; other duties as assigned.

* Flexible schedule of 10-25 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as needed (Schedule is adjusted according to program work load).

* This position may require moving between buildings efficiently to perform duties at more than one facility within the same day; clerical and office work.

* Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience ($9-$12/hr.) and will include a $0.50/hr. increase after successfully completing 1-2 month evaluation period.

* Review qualifications prior to applying.

Required Qualifications

* REQUIRED: high school diploma or GED.

* Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

* Knowledge of basic computer software such as Microsoft Excel and ability to communicate via email.

* The ability to pass respirator physical and wear personal protective equipment is required as well as no known allergies to animals.

* Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and be able to withstand sustained periods of physical activity (such as standing, bending, or stooping).

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