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Animal Care Specialist

Neuralink

Neuralink

Operations
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

Our central mission is to design an animal care program prioritizing the needs of the animals, rather than the typical strategy of building for human convenience alone. We are never satisfied with the current standards for animal well being and we will always push ourselves to do more for the animals that are contributing so much to humanity.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

The Animal Care Specialist will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to support the research and development and non-clinical trials program. Staff in this role will monitor and maintain the health of animals under their care and may perform duties such as receiving new animals, cleaning and changing animal enclosures, providing food and water, animal husbandry, and animal enrichment. Success in this position is dependent on having a team player mindset, the ability to follow procedures and perform core functions independently, and adaptability to changing schedules and priorities.

  • Perform daily health observations with ability to recognize and report abnormalities and common signs of illness
  • Provide general husbandry, including enclosure cleaning, as needed
  • Assist in the receipt, weighing, and operational conditioning of animals
  • Record data in the animals’ medical and behavior records
  • Support animals with operational conditioning for voluntary husbandry, cooperative veterinary care, and research tasks such as gameplay and charging
  • Provide animals enrichment, including cognitive, physical, and social enrichments
  • Perform required facilities and equipment maintenance, including but not limited to cleaning animal enclosures, research supplies, procedure rooms, etc.
  • Assist across departments as needed
  • Adhere to federal, state and local laws

Required Qualifications:

  • An animal advocate with experience in animal husbandry and basic training
  • Comfortable working closely with animals
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with G Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • RBT, ALAT, or above

Physical Requirements: Ability to travel to/from and work in Fremont and/or Austin. Exposure to animal bodily fluids, including blood. Preferred ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Work Environment: Animal care facilities, Vivarium, Office.

Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only.
Texas Hourly Rate Range:
$25$38 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview