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University of Central Florida

Laboratory Animal Technician

Post Date:Aug 10, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:8/10/2018Salary:$11.49
Location:US-FL-Orlando Job Reference:90930

Position #:90930

Open Date:06/22/2018                                                                       

Closing Date:08/23/2018                                                                       

Salary:$11.49 per hour to Negotiable                                                                       

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma and two years of appropriate experience; or certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician or above by the Animal Association for Laboratory Animal Science. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for required experience. If minimum requirements of the position do not require post high school education, an applicant is not required to provide the information on the application.


Experience working with animals preferred. Ability to multi-task and excellent attention to detail. Excellent observational skills. Typing and computer skills with Windows, Word, and Excel. Associate degree in animal science or veterinary technology preferred. AALAS Certification preferred. Two or more years of job related experience in a lab animal facility preferred. Certified veterinary technician also desirable.

Special Conditions:

This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Please Note:  Applicants MUST apply through  No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this OPS position.  Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the website.

Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated.  The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success.  If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.


Job Description:

Performs all activities associated with the care and welfare of animals maintained at the animal care facilities. Follow federal, state, and university guidelines and policies on animal welfare. Observe animals and document and communicate findings with animal care management, attending veterinarian, and researchers.

Performs all activities associated with the care of animals at the animal care facilities. Perform husbandry procedures daily. Abide by all guidelines from the guide for the care and use of lab animals and AAALAC standards for excellence.

Observes health conditions and behavior of animals, reports injuries and signs of disease and abnormal behavior to animal care management, Principle Investigator, and attending veterinarian.

Monitor environmental conditions and report changes.

Perform routine treatments as prescribed by attending Veterinarian. Provide assistance in animal care procedures.

Maintain cleanliness of work area and quality and safety standards. Operate specialized equipment including
ventilated rack system, cage washer, and autoclaves.

Assist in weekend and holiday operations and be on-call to advise and resolve issues.
On-call as Essential Personnel and available for work during emergency events, i.e. hurricanes.

Attend animal care training as required.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Contact Information
University of Central Florida

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