Rockefeller University Husbandry Attendant (Millbrook, NY) | Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language in New York
Speech and language are quintessential human traits. Yet remarkably,humans share many behavioral,neuroanatomical,and genetic similarities with other distantly related vocal learning species,like songbirds and cetaceans. In the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language,we are investigating the evolutionary,developmental,and functional origins of these similarities at the level of neural circuits using a variety of model organisms and experimental approaches.
About the Field Research Center: 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. Past research has covered
diverse topics, such as the echolocation in bats, incidence of stress in natural populations of animals, perceptual cues used during nocturnal migration, biology of vocal learning in birds, and 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.
This position will assist current staff with husbandry duties, as well as be responsible for their own tasks relating to bird care. This is an on-site position at the Field Center in Millbrook, NY.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Cleaning cages and equipment
• Monitoring and handling zebra finches
• Preparing feed
• Collecting specimens
• Administering topical and oral medications
High school diploma or equivalent required; Background or knowledge of working with animals is preferable. Willingness to work with research animals, specifically birds, necessary. Must be detail-oriented, possess excellent organizational skills, ability to work alone and stay focused. Candidates must be reliable, punctual and project oriented. Desire to learn about standard operating procedures and federal and state laws regulating animal use in research is necessary. In addition, candidates:
• Must be able to bend, lift (30 lbs), carry, and be on your feet for long periods of time
• Must have a valid NY driver’s license.
• Must be willing and able to drive in all types of weather conditions.
• Must be available weekends and some holidays.
• Must have a flexible schedule and ability to cover last minute care requests.
Please submit a resume and short summary explaining why you'd be a good fit for this role. Please also include your current availability or upcoming school/work schedule.
The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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Job Locations US-NY
Position Type Regular Full-Time