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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As a Team Member on the NASA Engineering Services Contract (ESC) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Easi is seeking a Laboratory Animal Caretaker. This candidate will perform the day-to-day functions of animal husbandry such as feeding, cleaning and handling of laboratory animals, sanitation of the animal rooms and caging, processes bags of animal feed, bedding material, and supplies, monitor...
Job Summary: HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and beyond. We are looking for a Temporary Animal Caretaker to work at one of our laboratories at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. The Animal Caretaker will provide humane care and treatment to rats used in research and teaching, assist in training large numbers of rats in behavioral parad...
Covance Madison, WI
Part-Time Animal Caretaker Madison, WI As an Animal Caretaker you will provide solicitous handling and care as well as assistance in the health surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of animals in an assigned area for preparation and/or performance of toxicity studies in close coordination with technicians, veterinarians, study directors, other sections and departments and possibly external exper...
Part-Time Animal Caretaker Madison, WI As an Animal Caretaker you will provide solicitous handling and care as well as assistance in the health surveillance, diagnosis and treatment of animals in an assigned area for preparation and/or performance of toxicity studies in close coordination with technicians, veterinarians, study directors, other sections and departments and possibly external experts...
Animal Caretaker II 610269 (NCI) (Job Number:610269) Description: COMPANY INFORMATION Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Our focus is on basic and applied science in cancer and AIDS. We maintain an integrated suite of advanced technologies backed by sci...
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 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). ...
Department of Veteran Affairs Northport, NY, 11768
Animal Caretaker Northport, NY Duties: NOTE : This is a part-time position (20 hours/week). Benefits and time-off accrual will be prorated and based on your part-time work schedule. NOTE: This is a TERM appointment ( not-to-exceed 13 months ). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same b...
Clinical Research Management Frederick, MD, 21705
Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at USAMRIID . If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team. We are currently seeking a Biocontainment Animal Caretaker for the Frederick, Maryland area. RESPONSIBILIT...
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...
Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle /automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protoco...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Trenton, NJ, 08601
HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and beyond. We are looking for a Temporary Animal Caretaker to work at one of our laboratories at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. The Animal Caretaker will provide humane care and treatment to rats used in research and teaching, assist in training large numbers of rats in behavioral paradigms using a c...
Charles River Horsham, PA, 19044
Responsibilities: BASIC SUMMARY: Perform daily animal husbandry duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Clean laboratory animal rooms and laboratory animal housing according to a schedule devised by senior personnel. Includes floor sweeping and washing, cage washing, changing of cage pans, removal of animal waste, changing and washing of water bottles and feeders, sanitizing carts, surgery ...
SoBran is seeking an Animal Care Technician I to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Caretaker for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC). These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals. Primary duties may include the followin...
Clinical Research Management Frederick, MD, 21705
Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at USAMRIID . If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team. We are currently seeking a Animal Clinical Veterinarian for the Frederick , Maryland area. RESPONSIBILITIE...
State of Georgia Athens, GA, 30602
Completion of the eighth grade and 12 months of a combination of training and experience. 12 Month Experience 08 Years Education Preferred Skills Some experience working in large animal maintenance. Should have adequate knowledge in the use of the equipment necessary to perform the job. Job Description This work involves the cleaning and maintenance of patient facilities in the Large Animal T...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person. We exist to pr...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is searching for qualified candidates who will endeavor to exemplify its core values of integrity, dedication and putting the agency first. Under the general supervision, selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks but are not limited to the following: • Maintain and distribute supplies and equipment in labs, bio-vest...
Charles River Horsham, PA, 19044
Responsibilities: BASIC SUMMARY: Collect and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies. Responsible for handling and restraining animals, clinical observations, sample collection, monitoring food consumption, animal husbandry, and performing accurate data collection and reporting. Administer test substances by various basic methods. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: P...

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