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Animal Care Technician 1 - Georgetown University Medical Center

Company: Georgetown University
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Animal Care Technician exists to support the Division of Comparative Medicine's animal husbandry function in support of animal research initiatives. The position performs daily husbandry for laboratory animals, including handling, feeding, watering, changing cages and monitoring heath of laboratory animals. They will follow standard operating procedures and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The position assists with cage wash and autoclave operation and sanitizes areas and/or equipment.

Work Interactions

The Animal Care Technician fulfills animal husbandry duties as directed by their direct supervisor (Animal Care Supervisor), facility manager and Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine. The work performed by the technician supports Georgetown University's research vision and mission by providing a compliant and ethical research facility to conduct biomedical research. The technician will also interact with other animal care technicians, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and research faculty and staff.


  • Minimum qualifications for this position are a high school diploma.
  • Prior experience working with animals and AAALAS certification is desirable.
  • Incumbent will be working in a designated work area, but will also spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility where he/she could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, work in hot and/or steamy environments, work with animals/animal odors and perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions.
  • Must possess verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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