Also referred to as: Animal Care Technician II, Laboratory Animal Technician II, Research Animal Senior Caretaker, Senior Research Animal Technician
Requirements and Responsibilities

Animal Technician, Sr. provides daily care for research animals of various species. Cleans and disinfects cages and equipment. Being an Animal Technician, Sr. monitors the health and well being of the animals, maintains logs of animal diet, behavior, vital signs and other data. Follows standard operating procedures and all biosafety and animal welfare regulations. Additionally, Animal Technician, Sr. may perform procedures to collect samples. May transport animals to and from laboratories. Requires a high school diploma. May require Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certification from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or other certification. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Animal Technician, Sr. works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be an Animal Technician, Sr. typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification.

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