Lab Animal Technician I (Job Id: 44428)

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Job ID: 44428

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Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED, able to lift 50 pounds, push or pull loaded carts, and must be insurable by the university. Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment physical. Grade NB. Starting Pay $14.75/hr

Position Description

$1,000 sign-on/retention bonus eligible!

This position is a training position for providing husbandry and cagewash operations for the humane care of laboratory animals. This position offers an outstanding career opportunity with the opportunity for advancement.  

  • Trained to perform daily health observations on a variety of species, be able to recognize health issues, and report accurate descriptions to veterinary staff.
  • Trained to provide a variety of nutritional requirements and water intake sources to sustain many different research models.  This is vital to growth, reproduction, and maintenance of animal health.
  • Trained to provide safe and humane handling of a variety of animal species to ensure the safety of the animal as well as the technician.
  • Responsible for providing animals with a clean and enriched living environment on a daily basis.
  • Change cages using aseptic technique in rodent housing areas. Clean large animal pens/cages. Cage conditions are assessed daily and may require additional attention due to the research study.
  • Trained to work with animals treated with biohazards and/or chemical hazards must be handled according to safety guidelines.
  • Meet varying enrichment requirements for all species and special consideration for socialization needs.
  • Trained to assist veterinary staff with medical treatments.
  • Gain basic knowledge of rodent colony management and report regulatory inconsistencies via the Vivarium Advisory Report.
  • Trained to utilize appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Trained to properly assemble and sanitize/sterilize a variety of cage systems.
  • Learn basic operations of tunnel washers, rack washers, and autoclaves.
  • Trained to perform mechanical wash and sterilization of equipment, validation of sanitization and sterilization is required, identify equipment failure and appropriate response.
  • Training on automatic watering system maintenance.
  • Work weekends and holidays as assigned.

Benefits - The University of Louisville has an exceptional benefits package; to learn more about our benefits please visit here

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

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