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Requisition ID:  10553

Laboratory Animal Technician

Job Summary

The Laboratory Animal Technician will assist with animal experiments related to the neurobiology of learning and memory. This requires working with awake rats, performing rat surgeries and perfusions, and behavioral data acquisition. Other responsibilities include lab management tasks such as ordering supplies, maintaining lab records and simple chemical preparations.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Biology and/or Psychology
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently under deadlines and general guidelines
  • Ability to work collaborate with others
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally



  • Experience handling rats and performing stereotaxic surgeries


Additional Information: 

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.