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Animal Care Technician

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Categories: Staff
Department: Animal Care Use

This position is responsible for the daily care of laboratory animals used in research and teaching according to operating and regulatory requirements. Recognizes and reports clinical abnormalities and/or irregularities; learns variations among laboratory animals and modes of disease control.  Maintains accurate records in accordance with outlined procedures.  Reports areas of noncompliance to the Animal Care Manager.

This position is classified as essential personnel and requires weekend and holiday work.

Position Duties:

Participates in cleaning and maintenance of animal rooms (terrestrial and aquatic species), sanitizing rooms and equipment as needed.

Provides routine care of research animals. Performs daily checks for animal health and welfare and ensures adequate supplies are stocked in animal rooms and nearby labs. Receives and stores materials and supplies. Must be able to lift 50-pound feed bags.

Monitors and reports on environmental rooms and housing conditions.

Recognizes and reports clinical abnormalities and/or irregularities in animals.  Learns variations among laboratory animals and modes of disease control, administering medications as needed.

Maintains accurate and prompt records in accordance with outlined procedures, reporting areas of noncompliance to the Animal Care Manager. Understands and complies with operating and regulatory requirements related to care and use of laboratory animals.

Assists in training of students in general procedures and animal husbandry.   Other duties may be assigned, such as the use of autoclaves, laminar flow hood, ordering of supplies, etc.


Associate Degree required, or at least 3 years of animal care experience will be substituted for education. Work experience in animal care within an animal research facility is required. Training/certification in safety standards, chemical handling and animal care and use in research required. Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills required. Basic computer skills required.

ALAT or LAT certification is highly preferred.

If interested in applying, please submit an online application to https://employment.davidson.edu along with a cover letter and resume.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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