Animal Tech II

Animal Technician II
$24/hour – 7am-3:30pm plus weekends and holidays – 12-Month Contract Assignment
Responsible for the general maintenance and set up of various types of animals for studies in accordance with regulatory requirements and under supervision.

  • Essential routine tasks include:
    • Cleaning cages, pens, trays, equipment and fittings
    • Ensuring animals are kept clean and comfortable
    • Feeding and watering animals
    • Handling and moving animals safely
    • Monitoring the environmental conditions and reports deviations to supervisor
  • Perform clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, and performing accurate data collection and reporting.
  • Assists with technical functions in accordance with training and performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Collect and record research data and biological specimens in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (GLPs), study protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Work is reviewed by senior level staff to ensure conformance to experimental and therapeutic protocols.
  • Stocking and ordering supplies, maintaining lab cleanliness, autoclaving supplies and appropriately disposing of biohazardous and chemical waste.
  • Ability to work across groups and with more than one species.


  • Candidates will have a High school diploma or Associate’s Degree in Life Sciences with 0-1+ year of related experience.
  • A combination of equivalent experience and education will be considered.
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to the quality care of laboratory animals and direct contact with a variety of animals. *Large Food animal experience (cattle, swine, etc.) preferable.
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