Laboratory Animal Technician

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Animal Technician will work as part of a pre-clinical studies team with the responsibility of maintaining resources to assist with studies involving laboratory animals. This position includes facility upkeep and maintenance along with transport and basic care of animals in a research setting. This position requires a person to be flexible and detail oriented. Must perform the necessary functions to fulfill research obligations while staying within sponsor protocols and regulatory compliance. This position will be responsible for establishing a good working relationship with the team, sponsors, and other groups on campus.

Who We Are:

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is a leading biomedical engineering enterprise with recognized education and translational research programs. The School fosters strong academic, industrial and clinical ties that create a dynamic and uniquely productive environment for experiential learning and technology development. Through rapid expansion, the Weldon School is solving an expanded set of healthcare problems and improving the lives of patients worldwide.


The Preclinical Studies team supports faculty and sponsored research and testing projects in the Weldon School.  Our work is intended to further efforts to provide procedures and devices for improving patient outcomes.  

What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for a person who is reliable and motivated to work on a team that is making a difference.   Our work requires consistency and a keen sense of responsibility.  To apply you should enjoy being an essential part of a team, appreciate a variety of animal species, and consider yourself dependable and detail oriented.


Education and Experience:



  • High school diploma/GED
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with animals in a research, clinical, or agricultural setting



  • Coursework in the field of biological sciences, veterinary technology, agriculture, or nursing
  • AAALAS certification
  • Experience with laboratory and farm animal species in a research, clinical, or farm setting
  • Experience in laboratory work, methods, and safety
  • Experience with maintaining records for GLP studies





  • Comfortable working with animals in a research setting; willingness to learn to work with and handle a variety of species
  • Ability to read, speak, and understand English to effectively communicate and understand others. Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to learn and follow safety procedures; includes the wearing personal protective equipment as required
  • Ability to work as a reliable member in an established research team and willingness to learn new procedures
  • Ability to learn to perform routine animal care and evaluate the general condition of study animals under guidance of experienced staff
  • Must be able to work well with others and work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn and use powered and non-powered floor care equipment
  • Ability to follow written preventative maintenance instructions for a variety of equipment
  • Some weekend and evening work will be required; weekend work and late duties will be rotated among team members
  • Must have a valid driver's license



  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance issues in animal research   

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue
  • Purdue University 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
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Our culture is marked by enthusiasm about community development, smart communication, technological advances, scientific research, and global responsibility. If you have a strong desire to learn, as well as teach; are looking for amazing benefits; and appreciate a diverse and welcoming population and workforce, then apply today to join the PVM Family!

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