Hire the right healthcare staff with speed and precision locally or nationwide.

Learn More

How to Cost-Effectively Build a Nursing Staff in an Age of Travel Nursing

Uncover alternative and sustainable staffing solutions to address nursing shortages

Read the article

Life Sciences

Hire skilled life sciences talent by partnering with a nationwide recruitment agency with local market expertise.

Current Trends in the Life Sciences Job Market

Learn how partnering with a staffing agency is a powerful way to combat the challenges of hiring in the current life sciences job market

Read the article


Execute critical healthcare IT initiatives with increased flexibility and cost-effectiveness with us at your side.

The Technology Hiring Outlook: What We're Seeing Right Now

Uncover how to handle an employee-led technology market.

read the article

For JobSeekers

Match your unique skills with in-demand jobs at growing organizations.

Learn More

Resource Center

Explore our library of insights and tips designed to help healthcare leaders and job candidates align.

Explore resources

About Us

We’re positively impacting lives as a leading provider of workforce solutions for clients and talent.

Learn More

Back to jobs

Animal Care Technician

Posted: March 07, 2024
Salary:US$18 - US$23 per hour
Job type: Permanent
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Animal Care Technician

Your New Company!

At our company we all move in unison to assist and work in the discovery, development, and manufacturing of new drug therapies to get them faster to people who need them. No matter your role, we all play an important part and you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. By living our values of Employee Development, Customer Focus Quality and Excellence, Respect and Integrity, we look to foster a passionate and collaborative work environment and we are looking for talented and enthusiastic people, like you, to join our growing team! Whether you're a recent college graduate or seeking your next career opportunity, it's time to discover your future.

The Animal Care Tech provides basic husbandry services or performs tasks involved in the care, maintenance, and welfare of animals (non-human primates).

What You'll Do Here:

  • Comply with the appropriate safety and study requirements as described in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and governmental regulations.
  • Comply with appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements, as applicable.
  • Recognize animal behavior, health status and report to appropriate channels.
  • Perform animal husbandry (cage/room cleaning, feeding/fasting, sanitation, enrichment, etc.) on a regular basis.
  • Operate, maintain, and perform equipment tasks (e.g. pressure washer, autoclave, cage movement) on a regular basis.
  • Observe and report any aberrations in animal room environments (room temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, vermin, etc.).
  • Perform general facility cleaning, stocking, and inventory.
  • Prepare rooms, sanitize (cage change), and repair as needed (e.g. waterline hoses, lixit, animal cages).
  • Receive, and distribute animals for isolation, study assignment or consolidation.
  • Verify proper function of automatic watering systems.
  • Handle biohazardous materials per Standing Operating Procedure ("SOP").
  • Introduction to capture and restraint using net.
  • Perform socialization of compatible animals.
  • Install and remove activity tunnels.
  • Record assigned procedures on Animal Room Husbandry Records.
  • Record routine animal care procedures into animal health jackets and/or study notebooks. Introduction to administration of IM injections, TB testing, health observations and weighing for technical skills development/training.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

  • High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent).
  • This is an entry level position and previous animal experience would be beneficial.
  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • Ability to effectively comprehend and communicate (verbal and written) in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment. Positive attitude toward work and co-workers.
  • AALAS certification preferred.