Laboratory Animal Caretaker Jobs

Laboratory Animal Caretakers Overview


Laboratory animal caretakers are responsible for the care and well-being of animals in clinics and laboratories. Perfect for someone who loves animals, a laboratory animal caretaker’s duties will typically be to clean, feed, and walk the animals, clean the cages, care for the animals after procedures, and other related tasks. Laboratory animal caretakers are needed in veterinary offices, at scientific research labs, and at universities.

Laboratory Animal Caretakers Education Requirements


Most laboratory animal caretakers have a high school diploma although quite a few later go on to obtain associate and bachelor’s degrees, often in a field like biology or veterinary medicine. Laboratory animal caretakers are expected to have strong mathematical skills, the ability to spend long hours on their feet, and a genuine concern for animals. Skill in using needles and other medical tools is also beneficial. In addition, strong communication skills may be required for working alongside doctors and other lab technicians.

Laboratory Animal Caretakers Job Market


The job outlook for laboratory animal caretakers is good, and the number of jobs is expected to rise by about 10 percent by 2022. This growth is expected to produce 2,310 new jobs per year during that time. Laboratory animal caretakers are most often employed by animal hospitals, medicinal companies working to develop new treatment methods and at universities. Many people working as laboratory animal caretakers work as interns and later move on to a higher paying, more specialized job. Because of this, there is often a high turnover rate with a lot of upward mobility.

Laboratory Animal Caretakers Salary


The average hourly wage of laboratory animal caretakers is about $12 an hour although it can be as low as $8 and as high as $16. The average annual wage is around $32,000. The place of employment largely determines the wage paid although experience certainly plays a role.
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13 Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs found on Monster.

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Do you have piles of 'lessons-learned' stacking up? Want to help people by sharing your story? We're looking for personable veterinary assistants with 5+ years of experience to join our team on a consultancy basis. Selected candidates will advise new and soon-to-be veterinary assistants over the phone - answering career-based questions and helping them get ahead. This is a consulting role with a ...
Do you have piles of 'lessons-learned' stacking up? Want to help people by sharing your story? We're looking for personable veterinary assistants with 5+ years of experience to join our team on a consultancy basis. Selected candidates will advise new and soon-to-be veterinary assistants over the phone - answering career-based questions and helping them get ahead. This is a consulting role with a ...
SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY, 13201
Schedule based on a 40 hour work week. Must be available to work Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, rotating weekends and holidays. Duties include, but are not limited to: Will feed and water lab animals, clean cages, equipment, and rooms. Must be able to maintain existing breeding colonies, maintaining accurate records for inbreeding and outbreeding of rodent species. Will provide care of labora...
SoBran is seeking an Animal Caretaker II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Overview: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals. Description of Duties: (Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.) 1. Restrain, handle, and manipulate various an...
SoBran is seeking Animal Care Technicians to serve at our Poolesville, Maryland location. OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Laboratory Animal Caretaker I for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of laboratory animals. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day ac...
Tufts University Boston, MA, 02298
Lab Animal Caretaker - Central Administration The Laboratory Animal Caretaker, under the supervision of the Animal Care Supervisors, is responsible for the daily husbandry of laboratory animals, the monitoring of room environment, the sanitation of the facilities, and the maintenance of associated equipment. Basic Requirements: High School diploma/GED required....
Tufts University Boston, MA, 02298
Lab Animal Caretaker - DLAM The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts university and Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. DLAM is also obligated to insure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, ...
SoBran is seeking an Animal Caretaker I to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Overview: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals. Description of Duties: (Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.) 1. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and pr...
SoBran is seeking an Animal Caretaker I to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland. Overview: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals. Description of Duties: (Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.) 1. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and p...
SoBran is seeking a part time animal caretaker for our Baltimore, Maryland facility. Essential Duties: * Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). * Provide food and water to animals following SOPs or approved protocols. * Perform cage wash duties as needed. * Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of th...
SoBran is seeking an Animal Caretaker I to serve at the National Institutes of Health (Building #33) in Bethesda, MD. Overview: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals. Description of Duties: (Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.) 1. Receive, examine, transfer, identif...
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA, 23234
The Laboratory and Research Technician role provides career tracks for laboratory technicians, geological technicians, and laboratory animal caretakers that perform a variety of laboratory and/or research tasks in support of research/teaching, clinical services, geological services, field research or a regulatory laboratory. Employees are responsible for a variety of standard procedures that range...
SoBran is seeking an Animal Caretaker to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Overview: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals. Description of Duties: 1. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). ...

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