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Rockefeller University Husbandry Attendant, Field Research Center, Millbrook, New York in New York, New York

Job: IRC25634


Job Title Husbandry Attendant, Field Research Center, Millbrook, New York

Laboratory / Department Field Research Center, Millbrook, New York

Department Description

Situated on 1,200 acres in Dutchess County, New York, about 80 miles north of the Rockefeller University campus, the Center for Field Research in Ethology and Ecology provides a setting for studying various organisms living under natural or seminatural conditions. The center has facilities for breeding and keeping animals indoors so that field and laboratory observations can be conducted in parallel. It currently supports a breeding program for the development of transgenic songbirds and field studies of ants. Past research has covered diverse topics, such as echolocation in bats, the incidence of stress in natural populations of animals, perceptual cues used during nocturnal migration, the biology of vocal learning in birds and the production of replacement brain cells in adult free-ranging animals. Equipment and facilities are available for descriptive and analytical research under both field and laboratory conditions.

Detailed Description

The Husbandry Attendant will be responsible for taking care of the zebra finch colony at Rockefeller University's Field Research Center in Millbrook, NY. Responsibilities include monitoring and handling zebra finches, preparing feed, collecting specimens, administering topical and oral medications, providing water and supplements, and cleaning cages.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required. Must have prior experience working with animals. Willingness to work with research animals, specifically birds required. Must be reliable, punctual, and project-oriented. The desire to learn about standard operating procedures and federal and state laws regulating animal use in research is necessary. Must be detail-oriented, possess excellent organizational skills, ability to work alone, and stay focused.

Additional Details

Must be able to lift supplies weighing up to 30 pounds and tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive in all types of weather conditions. Willingness to work weekends and some holidays and a flexible schedule/availability to cover last-minute care requests required.

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