Assistant Animal Technician (PRN11081N)


Provides care for laboratory animals and their environment through animal husbandry and keeps records according to State, Federal and University regulations.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN11081N - 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine

COMPENSATION: $14.00 - $17.31/hour


RESPONSIBILITIES: Sanitizes caging systems, autoclaves, animal rooms and support areas using automated and manual equipment. Feeds and waters animals. Performs routine animal care maintenance including attaching ID bands and general grooming. Handles and restrains animals according to instructions and protocol. Maintains routine record keeping of such items as environmental conditions and animal inventory. Observes and communicates animal health conditions to lab personnel and notifies supervisor of abnormal conditions. Distributes supplies to various research areas. May be responsible for euthanasia, limited anesthesia, physical exams and administering medication according to veterinary direction.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

QUALIFICATIONS: Six months work experience, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Ability to move up to 50 pounds may be required in some areas. Certified positions are also required to have certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or Veterinary Technician certification. Previous experience in a veterinary or animal laboratory research setting preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Specific details

Organization University of Utah
Contact Person Danielle Baum
Phone 8015812169
Closing Date ---
Salary Range $14.00-$17.31/hour