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  • Animal Care Technician I

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    Altasciences Preclinical Services
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  • Overview


    Are you compassionate? Do you love animals? The Animal Care Technician I provides basic husbandry services or perform tasks involved in the care, maintenance, and welfare of animals (e.g. mice, rats, rabbits, swine, canines, non-human primates).


    About Altasciences Preclinical Services:


    Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we’re using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work for Altasciences Preclinical Services and set your future in motion.




    • Comply with the appropriate safety and study requirements as described in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and governmental regulations.
    • Comply with appropriate safety and health practices including personal protective equipment and barrier requirements, as applicable.
    • Perform animal identification tasks (tattoo, sex, ear tag, etc.).
    • Recognize animal behavior, health status and report to appropriate channels.
    • Perform animal husbandry (clean, feed, sanitation, enrichment, etc.) on a regular basis.
    • Operate, maintain, and perform equipment tasks (e.g. cage washers, autoclave, cage movement, etc.) on a regular basis.
    • Observe and report any aberrations in animal room environments (room temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, vermin, etc.).
    • Perform general facility cleaning, stocking, and inventory.
    • Prepare rooms, sanitize, and repair as needed.
    • Receive, and distribute animals for isolation, study assignment or consolidation.
    • Attend training programs to become more knowledgeable of and develop expertise in laboratory animal science.


    • A diploma from high school or equivalent is required.
    • This is an entry level position and previous animal experience would be beneficial.
    • AALAS certification preferred.
    • Basic computer and math skills.
    • Ability to effectively comprehend and communicate (verbal and written) in a professional manner.
    • An aptitude to follow company policies (tobacco, drug and alcohol-free site), standard operating procedures, and maintain regulatory compliance is important.
    • This is a physical position in a warm environment.
    • Position requires the ability to bend, squat, kneel, and stand, for up to 7 hours/day.
    • Be able to regularly push and pull heavy objects and safely move or lift heavy loads (up to 50 pounds).
    • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees.
    • Ability to multi-task and maintain organization in a fast paced, changing environment.
    • Positive attitude toward work and co-workers.
    • Be a part of a team that likes to work hard and have fun.
    • All schedules include weekends, holidays and occasional overtime.

    What We Offer:

    • Competitive salary
    • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
    • 401K 
    • Life insurance
    • Relaxed dress code
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid Time Off
    • On-site cafeteria and gym
    • Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.

    Altasciences Preclinical Services, Seattle LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.


    Altasciences Preclinical Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit



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