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OAR Temporary Merit Helper & Trainee

Posting ID 141851
Department Office of Animal Resources/VP Research
Jobcode Helper - Manual
Working Title OAR Temporary Merit Helper & Trainee

The Office of Animal Resources is seeking temporary employees to assist and train with OAR staff. Position pays $16.00 per hour. 


  • Cleans and disinfects animal enclosures, isolation rooms, buildings, and equipment, adhering to established policies for maintaining pathogen free environments and containment of animals exposed to infectious diseases. 
  • Performs all aspects of sterilization, equipment operation, safety procedures, proper documentation, and prioritization.  Sterilizes items per manufacturer’s instructions, verifies correct parameters used for all equipment.
  • Assembles caging carts in accordance with facility cart orders.   Performs duties in a high stress environment. 
  • Operates mechanical equipment, such as autoclaves, ventilated racks, and cage washers. Checks for and reports failures in heating and ventilation systems to supervisor. 
  • Transports animals, equipment, and supplies using carts or motorized vehicles. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


High school graduation or equivalent.

Position may have Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Risk

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Qualifications:


 Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to read, write and follow directions.

 Desirable Qualifications

·         Previous cleaning experience

  • Experience using cleaning equipment
Phone: 319 335 8009
Application Instructions Please send or e-mail a resume or lists of jobs held with contacts and phone numbers to:

In the subject line, please list –OAR Temporary Merit helper
Ad Start Date 04/26/2024
Ad End Date 10/28/2024