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Vivarium Facility Assistant - Work Study

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A background check, online and hands-on training, and a medical assessment (with applicable immunizations) from Taylor Health and Wellness are required.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Vivarium Facility Assistant - Work Study
Student Status Work Study Required- You are required to be a Federal Work Study Recipient to hold this position.
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Office of Research Administration
Hiring Range $8.50/hr
Department/Employer Operating Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm M-F, hours vary on weekends
How many hours per week are required? Minimum 8 hours
Description of Primary Duties

The Vivarium Facility Assistant assists the Vivarium Manager, Vivarium Technician, and Vivarium Technician Assistant in following established practices and procedures to provide routine facility maintenance and maintain facility cleanliness for supporting areas of the vivarium.

Required Qualifications

Individuals applying for this job must provide proof of work study award letter.

Individuals must be available to work at least one weekend a month.

Required Certifications
Additional Qualifications

Individuals are preferred to be from an animal science related discipline (i.e., Agriculture, Biology, Biomedical Sciences).

Special Instructions to Applicants

A background check, online and hands-on training, and a medical assessment (with applicable immunizations) from Taylor Health and Wellness are required.

Contact Information


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Posting Detail

Open Date 10/04/2017
Close Date 10/31/2017
Posting Number 20171241STU

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many days do you prefer to work?
    • I prefer to work 2 days per week
    • I prefer to work 3 to 4 days per week
    • I prefer to work 4 to 5 days per week
    • I prefer to work only on an "as needed" or "fill in" basis
  2. * Would you be available to work during University breaks?
    • Always
    • Sometimes
    • Never
  3. * How many credit hours are you currently enrolled in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Is your cumulative and/or semester GPA a 2.00 or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I don't know
  5. * Are you currently seeking a degree (or teacher certification) at Missouri State University?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I'm not sure.
  6. * Are you a current Missouri State University Student?
    • Yes
    • No