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Job Description

JOB TITLE:                Small Animal Caretaker I/II    Bethesda, MD
Under the direction of the Animal Care Supervisor the Animal Caretakers shall have demonstrated knowledge and skill in handling animals, especially rodents and rabbits.  They shall be able to recognize the appearance of abnormal animals and be able to maintain a clean environment for all animals. In addition this person will also be responsible for assisting investigators on their floor with weaning, sexing, keeping appropriate records, and providing supplies when requested. The Animal Care Technician shall maintain accurate room logs and maintain the cleanliness of the facility.
Animal care and technical duties will be performed mainly indoors in an animal care vivarium, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure laboratory facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and processing areas. Work may require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in these facilities.  Laboratory environment and/or animal care work areas may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise. 


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.


  • Must have AALAS Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification or 1 year experience in a laboratory animal facility, animal hospital, zoo, or related animal field.  All Animal Care Technician’s shall train and become ALAT certified within 1 year of employment.  Other personnel having contact with animals shall train and become certified at the ALAT level within 12 months after working.


  • Candidates must possess an excellent command of the English language both written and verbal in order to effectively communicate with scientific investigators on a daily basis.
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Bethesda, MD

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