Husbandry Care Technician - Division of Comparative Medicine

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Oct 04, 2017
Specialty Trades
Full Time

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Husbandry Care Technician - Division of Comparative Medicine

Husbandry Care Technician, in an entry level opportunity, performs daily husbandry for laboratory animals used in biomedical research. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Handling, feeding, watering animals, and change their cages and monitor their health.
  • Operate cages, washing machines and, autoclaves [pressure chambers used to sterilize equipment and supplies].
  • Sanitize areas and/or equipment according to schedule.
  • Completes required documentation, including monthly logs, checklist and animal census.
  • Assist with animal receiving and euthanasia.
  • Assist with laundry of scrub uniforms and lab coats.
  • Interact cooperatively with veterinarians, research staff, veterinary technicians, supervisors, and other husbandry care technicians.
  • Performs all functions in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Medical Center's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards


  • No prior experience working with animals required, though preference for prior experience.
  • High School diploma or equivalency certification.
  • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to read and follow instructions in English.

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