Research Technician I, In Vivo Husbandry

Office Location: Madison, WI

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ARWR) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, Arrowhead therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep, and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Arrowhead’s RNAi-based therapeutics leverage this natural pathway of gene silencing.

Arrowhead is focused on developing innovative drugs for diseases with a genetic basis, typically characterized by the overproduction of one or more proteins that are involved with disease. The depth and versatility of our RNAi technologies enables us to potentially address conditions in virtually any therapeutic area and pursue disease targets that are not otherwise addressable by small molecules and biologics. Arrowhead is leading the field in bringing the promise of RNAi to address diseases outside of the liver, and our clinical pipeline includes disease targets in the liver and lung with a promising pipeline of preclinical candidates.

Arrowhead’s corporate headquarters is in Pasadena, CA with research and development teams in Madison, WI and San Diego, CA.  Our employees are nimble, science-driven innovators who are collaborating to bring new therapies to patients in need. 

The Position

Arrowhead is seeking a highly motived Research Technician to join our In Vivo Pharmacology team within the Biology Department at our Madison site. The successful candidate will be joining a team dedicated to animal care.


  • Performs routine animal handling and restraint
  • Perform routine cage changes
  • Perform animal health checks
  • Perform general husbandry duties
  • Sanitize animal holding rooms and equipment
  • May email researchers with study-specific updates
  • Euthanizes animals as needed following standard operating procedures
  • Follows all safety procedures including special precautions for working in ABSL2/+ rooms
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Records ear tags and updates animal census
  • Maintains animal holding room Daily Room Activity logs


  • High school diploma
  • Some previous demonstrated experience working with rodents in a research laboratory setting 
  • Background in animal husbandry, restraint and handling 
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to quality care of laboratory animals 
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to read, record and communicate information  
  • Position encounters animal waste (bedding, dust, and shavings) and odors (animal smell) up to 50% of shift
  • Able to use and manipulate tools and equipment, including but not limited to: Cage washer, scales, bedding dump station, bedding dispenser, animal transfer station, ID applicators, cleaning equipment
Wisconsin pay range
$45,000$55,000 USD

Arrowhead provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.   

All applicants must have authorization to work in the US for a company.   

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