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High School Diploma or GED.



  • Ability to operate sterilizing equipment
  • Ability to handle small animals
  • Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness 
  • Ability to keep detailed records pertaining to animal census, cage inventory and cage washing, and sterilizing temperatures 
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions in English
  • Ability to learn the techniques and procedures required to care for and handle a variety of animals
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment, such as cage washer or sterilizing equipment
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds, e.g., feed bags or cages
  • Ability to work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.



When driving, must have a valid California non-Commercial Class C license.


  • Often lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 lbs. 
  • Frequently handle materials up to 20 lb .Occasionally carry/pull up to 60 pounds, push over 60 pounds
  • Walk/stand for long periods. 
  • Bend, squat, reach above shoulder level.
  • Often use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  
  • Required vision abilities including close, distance, color, peripheral and depth perception.
  • Ability to talk and to hear.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.
  • Work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.  
  • May be exposed to dust, fumes or gases, chemicals or toxic substances.


Additional and/or Unusual WORKING CONDITIONS: 
The animal care assistant should be free of animal-related allergies and willing and able to undergo a physical examination and all required immunizations. Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed, supplies, and equipment of at least 50 pounds. Must observe and support good health and safety practices regarding the use of chemicals and equipment.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policiespolicies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.

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