As required by AAALAC International, our Graduate student is responsible for all weekend and Holiday coverage. It is the responsibility of the student to check the health status of all animals, ensure proper feed and water are available for all animals, check on environmental conditions in facility and inform supervisor of any and all deviations from the acceptable. They change cages as necessary. The student also works 2 days during the regular week performing tasks including cage changing, cage washing, sweeping, mopping, removing garbage from the animal rooms and facility, checking on health of all animals and informing Supervisor and/or Director of facility.
The Graduate student also monitors and helps to train new student employees in the proper functioning of the Animal Care Center including training the students to assist on weekends and holidays. The student must be able to lift 50 pound bags of food and bedding and be able to transport the bags to necessary areas of the facility.
Teamwork, excellent attendance and promptness, accuracy and willingness to follow precise instructions and procedures, pleasant working attitude, and ability to work with minimal supervision are absolutely essential.
The GA will assist with the following: