Laboratory Animal Attendant I
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

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Employees in this classification are responsible for day-to-day maintenance of animals assigned and basic maintenance of animal room associated with the facility. Employees in this classification have no delegated supervisory responsibilities but may aid the supervisor in training new employees.

Work consists of both direct and indirect contact with animals. Conditions may become stressful because of animal odors. Possible exposure to zoonotic diseases, animals exposed to toxic materials, radioactive materials, bites, lacerations, etc.

Conditions may become hazardous if animals become ill or are being treated with known toxic substances (i.e., carcinogens, microbial substances. etc). Weekend and holiday assignments on a rotational basis are expected.

Major/Essential Functions

Laboratory Animal Resources Center ( LARC ) washroom duties and possibly some animal husbandry for Lubbock LARC facility (a minimum of 10 hours per week to possibly include weekends and holidays).

Ability to follow instructions.

Occasional Duties


Completion of the 8th grade minimum.

Preferred Qualifications

High School Diploma or Equivalent.

Previous animal care experience and/or use of animal care equipment.

Security Sensitive?

Security Level (TTU only)

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis
Semi-Monthly (Non-Exempt)

Job Type
Part Time

Texas Tech University HSC - Lubbock

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Job Open Date

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Special Instructions to Applicants

This part-time position is in our Lubbock LARC facility for approximately 10 hours per week and will primarily be cagewash and janitorial duties in the LARC Facility/Washroom. Employees in this position are exposed to dander from laboratory animals.

Physical Demands

Prolonged periods of standing, stooping, bending, and lifting. Must be able to lift 50 lb. bags of rodent diet.

Salary Grade

Hourly Pay Range
8.73 - 12.27

Monthly Pay Range
1513.26 - 2126.88

Internal Candidates Only?

Internal Cand Open Date

Internal Cand Closing Date

EEO Statement:
The entities of Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity employers and are in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Texas Commission on Human Rights Act (Texas Labor Code, Chapter 21), Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, and employs with regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

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