Preclinical Animal Care Technician

Job Title

Preclinical Animal Care Technician

Job Description

Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.

Are you compassionate? Do you love animals? The Animal Care Technician provides basic husbandry services or perform tasks involved in the care, maintenance, and welfare of animals (e.g. mice, rats, rabbits, swine, canines, non-human primates).P-IND


•Comply with the appropriate safety and study requirements as described in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and governmental regulations.
•Comply with appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements, as applicable.
•Perform animal identification tasks (tattoo, sex, ear tag, etc.).
•Recognize animal behavior, health status and report to appropriate channels.
•Perform animal husbandry (clean, feed, sanitation, enrichment, etc.) on a regular basis.
•Operate, maintain, and perform equipment tasks (e.g. cage washers, autoclave, cage movement, etc.) 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, and repair as needed.
•Receive, and distribute animals for isolation, study assignment or consolidation.
•Attend training programs to become more knowledgeable of and develop expertise in laboratory animal science.


•A diploma from high school or equivalent is required.
•This is an entry level position and previous animal experience would be beneficial.
•AALAS certification preferred.
•Basic computer and math skills.
•Ability to effectively comprehend and communicate (verbal and written) in a professional manner.
•An aptitude to follow company policies (tobacco, drug and alcohol-free site), standard operating procedures, and maintain regulatory compliance is important.
•This is a physical position in a warm environment.
•Position requires the ability to bend, squat, kneel, and stand, for up to 7 hours/day.
•Be able to regularly push and pull heavy objects and safely move or lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds).
•Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees.
•Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment.
•Positive attitude toward work and co-workers.
•Be a part of a team that likes to work hard and have fun.
•All schedules include weekends, holidays and occasional overtime.

What We Offer:
•Competitive salary
•Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
•Life insurance
•Relaxed dress code
•Paid holidays
•Paid Time Off
•On-site cafeteria and gym
•Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.

Contact Name
Contact Phone

(425) 322-1940

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