Student Assistant II – Department of Biology

Applications are to be received by:  4:30 pm on March 18, 2021 or until position is filled.

Classification: Student Assistant II
Job Title:  Animal Care Assistant
Employee Group: PSAC
Wage: $11.92/hr
Start Date: May 1, 2021
Date Issued: March 11, 2021
Hours of Work: 2-7 hours per week
Length of Appointment: until January 2, 2022
Number of Positions: 2

Job Summary: To provide care to animals in the lab with minimal supervision; working hours may include day, evening or weekend shifts, as needed
Primary duties:
  • Perform daily checks on the animals, including weekends and holidays
  • Feed and water the animals
  • Maintain a tidy and clean work area
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

  • Limited advanced skills and judgment
  • Ability to work independently and/or with others effectively
  • Ability to work courteously with the public and to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Detail-oriented, punctual and reliable

  • Preference given to current Brandon University students; second year undergraduate level/standing is required
  • Strong academic standing


  • Some advanced training and/or specialized experience is required
  • Prior knowledge of animal care ethics and animal husbandry is required

How to Apply: Contact Linda Krieser ( directly, and submit a brief cover letter and CV demonstrating experience.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment. This starts with the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the evaluation process, please indicate it in your cover letter. All information received related to an accommodation is kept confidential. To ensure this employment opportunity is accessible to all interested individuals, this posting is available in an alternate format upon request.