Animal Technician


We are seeking an Animal Caretaker to join our Laboratory Animal Resources staff.  This is an ideal position for an individual with a background in animal care and husbandry who wants an opportunity to work in a laboratory setting and learn basic animal procedures such as injections and blood draws.

The Position

  • Daily observations to assess animal’s general health
  • Cleaning and sanitizing animal areas
  • Monitoring environmental conditions in the vivarium (temperature, humidity, light cycle)
  • Operating cage washer, autoclave, dump and animal transfer stations
  • Housing new arrivals
  • Some computer work (Excel)
  • Placing animal orders
  • Train on basic procedures such as injections and blood draws
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience working with rodents in a laboratory setting a plus


  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and extended standing
  • High school diploma or equivalent, some college level education a plus
  • Some overtime and weekend work required

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Arrowhead provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.

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