Husbandry Care Technician, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Oct 04, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Full Time
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Husbandry Care Technician, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University's Division of Comparative Medicine oversees the Research Resource Facility (RRF) which supports animal research and teaching activities for the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and the Main Campus.  The DCM's mission is to provide state of the art facilities and quality animal care to support biomedical research and teaching missions of the University, and to comply with all applicable animal welfare regulations and guidelines.  DCM also advises and educates researchers, staff and students on animal models and biomethodology while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals. Georgetown University's animal care and use program is accredited by Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. 

The Husbandry Care Technician performs daily husbandry for laboratory animals used in biomedical research. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Operates cage wash, autoclaves, and other equipment used to sterilize animal equipment and supplies.
  • Sanitizes areas and/or equipment according to an organized schedule.
  • Completes required documentation, including monthly logs, checklists and animal census.
  • Handles, feeds, and waters animals
  • Changes cages and monitors routine animal health.
  • Assists with animal receiving.
  • Assists with laundry of scrub uniforms and lab coats.
  • Interacts cooperatively with researchers, veterinarians, research staff, veterinary technicians, supervisors, and other husbandry care technicians.
  • Performs all functions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Medical Center's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.


  • High School diploma or equivalency certification.
  • Experience working with animals in a biomedical research capacity preferred
  • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to read and follow instructions in English

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