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Epitopix is a young, fast-growing biotech company with an exciting future. We seek employees who are educated in biology, microbiology, veterinary or medical technology, or who are experienced in sterile laboratory techniques.

Willmar, Minnesota is located just 90 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Willmar is a great agricultural business community of 20,000 offering a clean, safe environment on the edge of the prairie and lakes region. Just a few highlights include new schools, a renowned medical and hospital system, a community college, and new businesses and housing developments emerging every year. Indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including access to many natural lakes, the Glacial Lakes State Trail, Sibley State Park and the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Willmar is a regional hub for shopping, dining, entertainment and services, and is the seat of Kandiyohi County.

Animal Research Facilities Clinical Associate

Hourly Schedule: Part-Time Job Description & Apply Now

The R & D division of Epitopix, LLC specializing in animal vaccine development to combat harmful bacterial diseases in poultry, cattle, and swine, is seeking a part-time Animal Research Facilities Clinical Associate.  This opportunity will primarily focus on animal husbandry and general maintenance of the research facility, located in Willmar, MN.

Responsibilities for this Role Include:

  • General grounds care in and around the facility: lawn care (mowing, spraying weeds)
  • Feeding, watering, bedding changes, washing cages for research animals
  • Housekeeping responsibilities such as mopping floors and laundry
  • Grounds work such as painting, gathering shavings, hay, and straw for animal bedding
  • Additional experience may involve animal vaccinations, monitoring, and hands on managing animals during the research process.

Ideal Candidate - Who Should Apply:

  • We are ideally seeking a motivated individual with an interest or educational background in the animal sciences
  • An individual must be willing to work with, care for, and handle animals for research purposes (including poultry, calves, and mice)
  • A positive, ‘can do’ attitude is a must
  • Some experience with general grounds keeping or facilities maintenance is a huge plus

Working Environment:

  • Epitopix is committed to workplace safety.  Work is performed both indoors and outside, year round, requiring exposure to varying weather and terrain.
  • Possible exposure to dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and loud noise.
  • Possible exposure to infectious organisms, allergens, chemicals and materials requiring adherence to OSHA regulations.

Compensation & Schedule:

  • This opportunity is a part-time, paid position, up to 30 hours weekly
  • Core working hours are flexible between Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM, and every Saturday and Sunday approximately 1-4 hours each day for feeding and miscellaneous chores.
  • Bonus compensation available for weekends worked
  • Housing may be available upon request

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