Rockefeller University

Husbandry Attendant | Comparative Bioscience Center

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Veterinary Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Organization Overview

The Comparative Bioscience Center provides a comprehensive program of animal care in support of the University's in vivo research. The goal of our staff is to provide investigators with the highest level of research support at the lowest cost while ensuring the welfare of the animals used in the research. The center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).


The Husbandry Attendant will provide the daily care of laboratory animals maintained at Rockefeller University using established policies and procedures as prescribed by federal, state laws and regulations. Husbandry attendants report to the Floor Supervisor and are also overseen by a Group Leader.


The Husbandry Attendant Responsibilities ,included, but are not limited to:

  • Performing multiple assignments such as cage changing, general animal care, as well as monitoring and reporting of animal health
  • Maintaining and reporting on facility equipment, cleaning assigned rooms, performing animal receiving procedures and maintaining consumable supplies (food, water, and bedding) in assigned rooms
  • Responsible for animal room records, and notification of appropriate personnel concerning irregularities in animal health and the environment
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed


High School Diploma or equivalent required. The right candidate must be able to push/pull carts on weight-bearing wheels weighing a minimum of 500 lbs., and lift supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to climb ladders and tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking.  Must not be allergic to animals, waste products, or bedding.  

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


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.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $42,500.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $42,500.00/Yr.


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