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

Washington D.C.
Apr 18, 2018
May 21, 2018
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
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Animal Care Technician, Division of Comparative Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Animal Care Technician supports the Division of Comparative Medicine's animal husbandry function in support of animal research initiatives by performing daily husbandry for laboratory animals. Reporting to the Animal Care Supervisor, the Animal Care Technician has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Handles, feeds, and waters animals.
  • Changes cages and monitors the health of laboratory animals.
  • Operates cages, washing machines, autoclaves, and other facility equipment.
  • Sanitizes areas and/or equipment according to schedule.
  • Receives animals to place in cages and rooms.
  • Euthanizes animals as directed by veterinarians and researchers.
  • Completes required documentation, including monthly logs, checklists, and animal census.
  • Assists with the laundry of scrub uniforms and lab coats.
  • Follows standard operating procedures and maintains compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, work in hot and/or steamy environments, work with animals/animal odors, and perform work that includes repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions
  • Ability to spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility with potential exposure to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior experience working with animals
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification

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