Animal Care Worker - Part-time occasional (Research Institute)

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Animal Care Worker - Part-time occasional (Research Institute)
Research Institute of the MUHC
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Research and teaching
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Temporary part time
$22.27 - $33.42 /Hour
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Do you want to work for a world-renowned research institute that pushes the boundaries of biomedical science and health research? Right here in Montreal! At the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), you can be part of an organization focused on scientific discovery and innovation in patient-centered medicine. Join us today and make a difference!

Job Description

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).

Position summary
Under the general supervision of the Animal Resources Division Manager, the candidate performs animal care-related duties, technical procedures and administrative duties related to the care and use of laboratory animals on various sites of the RI-MUHC.

General Duties
• Performs husbandry duties related to the care and maintenance of animals,
• Records and reports various data related to animal care or animal use,
• Clean, wash and disinfect cages,
• Receive, store and deliver food and accessories required for the keeping and maintenance of the animals,
• Help maintain inventory of materials and equipment,
• Distribute clean linen and uniforms,
• Operates and monitors appropriate equipment, tools, materials and instruments,
• Interaction with researchers.

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Required Skills

• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize work,
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
• Ability to adapt and effectively perform in different work environments,
• Excellent organizational skills in managing multiple priorities, multi-tasking and prioritizing for time-sensitive issues and working under minimal supervision,
• Proficient French and English spoken and written.
• Previous experience working with animals is an asset

Additional information

Status : Temporary Occasional Part-time (on call), hours per week will vary according to the need of the division. Training offered at start of employment requiring a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks of in-week (Mon-Fri, 35 hours/week) availability.
Pay Scale: $22.27 to $33.42/ hour. Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Work Shift: starts at 7 a.m. (Saturday and/or Sunday, and/or holidays, and vacation replacements)
Work Site: RI-MUHC - site Glen et site HGM

Why work with us?

• 3 days of paid sick leave per year, which includes a maximum of 1 personal day,
• RREGOP government pension plan (defined benefit plan),
• Vacances au pro rata based on a percentage of your salary,
• 5.3% of your gross earnings will be added to your paycheque in lieu of statutory holidays.

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Equal Opportunity Employment Program

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who self-identify as members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We also welcome candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may confidentially contact,