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Husbandry Tech

Posted: September 20, 2023
Salary:Up to US$18.00 per hour
Job type: Contract
Discipline:Life Sciences
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Position Description:

The Husbandry Technician is responsible for providing husbandry and animal care to laboratory animals (rodents, rabbits, dogs, pigs, and other animals as needed) in conventional, immunocompromised, and BSLII laboratory areas.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The Husbandry Technician will perform, but not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform animal observations; provide care and husbandry services.
  • Observe, record, and report atypical findings of the environment and animal's health. Immediately reports such matters to the Vivarium Manager.
  • Handle, restrain, and provide care for all species of laboratory animals., This includes providing clean food, water, and bedding; as well as provides assistance to investigators, and CRO areas in experimental procedures and post-operative care.
  • Maintains animal room records; e.g. census, sanitation, environmental monitoring, enrichment, feeding and cage card animal identification.
  • Receive animals (e.g., general health observation, sexing and identification).
  • Provide daily reports of the general condition of the facility with respect to safety, sanitation, equipment operation, and maintenance, as well as environmental monitoring of the assigned areas.
  • Operate and maintain animal care equipment, including the washing, cleaning, and autoclaving of cages.
  • Ensure that animal populations are treated humanely.
  • Perform other duties as directed by management.


  • Some prior applicable experience and proficiency in English.
  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to understand light to moderately complex SOPs and protocols.
  • Work in a moderate to high noise level environment and perform repetitive tasks such as walking, bending, and lifting up to 50 lbs.


A High School Diploma is a minimum requirement.


6 months of prior labor intensive experience is required. Experience in a laboratory setting desired.


  • Tues-Sat OR Sun-Thurs from 4:00am-12:30pm