Job ID: #9212

Animal Technician

Boston, MA
Science Science
Animal Science / In Vivo Research


Responsibilities of the Animal Technician:

  • Mouse husbandry in isolators.
  • Breakdown and setup of flexible film and semi rigid isolators.
  • Preparation of sterile supplies including food and bedding.
  • Use of facility equipment including autoclaves and cage washer.
  • Collection and maintenance of data; record keeping.
  • Ensure facility compliance with all local and federal animal use regulatory entities.
  • Act as back-up for other technicians, as needed and performs other duties as assigned

Requirements of the Animal Technician:

  • High school graduate or equivalent with at least 6 months experience in animal care required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • ALAT, or LAT certification by the American Association for Lab Animal Science preferred.
  • Experience in gnotobiotic and germ-free mouse husbandry preferred.
  • May require work with infectious agents.

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