Job Posting

Research Animal Assistant

Animal Science

Position Information


Student Research Animal Assistants are needed to work for the National Swine Resource and Research Center this summer into the fall semester in the Animal Science Research Center. Animal assistants will be responsible for the daily feeding, health monitoring and cleaning of animal enclosures. The duties not only include general care but also heat checking, breeding and training of the animals. Some duties will include animal treatments and assisting with specific research projects. There will also be responsibilities involving the feeding and care for neonates through the first 4 weeks of life. Typical hours worked are between 8am and 5pm with great flexibility, while some after hour shifts and weekends are required.

Required Skills

Must be able to work with pigs and occasionally lift 50 pound feed sacks.

Preferred Qualifications

Large animal or Vet clinic experience is helpful, but not required.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

If interested, please email brief background and any experience to Melissa Samuel (

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