Laboratory Animal Technician

The Laboratory Animal Technician I cleans and disinfects cages and equipment. Provides daily care for research animals of various species. Being a Laboratory Animal Technician I follows standard operating procedures and all biosafety and animal welfare regulations. Monitors the health and well being of the animals, maintains logs of animal diet, behavior, vital signs and other data. In addition, Laboratory Animal Technician I may perform procedures to collect samples. May transport animals to and from laboratories. Requires a high school diploma. May require Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or other certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being a Laboratory Animal Technician I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience.

Laboratory Animal Technician Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Laboratory Animal Technician to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform general animal husbandry duties and assist investigative staff with needs as requested;
  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Advancement requires High School Diploma or GED;
  • Ability to assist with research support at the level that the individual is trained;
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lift objects weighing approximately 42 pounds to shoulder height;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff;
  • A valid Driver’s License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus;
  • Basic knowledge of the care of animals can be demonstrated through care of household pets, farm animals, or 4-H animals;
  • Research support must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff;
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation;
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.

Requirements:

  • Ability to assist with research support at the level that the individual is trained;
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lift objects weighing approximately 42 pounds to shoulder height;
  • Ability to perform general animal husbandry duties and assist investigative staff with needs as requested;
  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Research support must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff;
  • Basic knowledge of the care of animals can be demonstrated through care of household pets, farm animals, or 4-H animals;
  • A valid Driver’s License and the ability to drive DCM/ONPRC vehicles on and off campus;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff;
  • Able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation;
  • Advancement requires High School Diploma or GED;
  • Advancement requires High School Diploma or GED; and master of principles and concepts that are taught on the job;
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.