Laboratory Animal Technician

University of New England
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$50
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Position Information

Position Type Professional Staff

Faculty Track Position Title Laboratory Animal Technician Employment Status Full Time Months 12 Campus Biddeford, ME Description

Located in southern Maine, the University of New England offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE's excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. It values student-centered, multi- disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, health and the environment, as well as scholarship and research.

UNE is a great place to work! Some of our unique benefits include reduced tuition for employees taking classes at UNE – $50 per class for undergraduate classes and $100 per class for graduate classes. Generous 403b match and paid time off as well as medical, dental and vision coverage. Please visit https: // to see the full benefits package.

This position offers an opportunity for a flexible work schedule.

The Laboratory Animal Technician is an hourly, entry-level-position ($18.00/hour) that is responsible for performing operational, administrative, and technical tasks to provide comprehensive care for all species of laboratory animals at the institution. The position shares responsibility of the overall day-to-day functioning of the rodent facilities as well as receives cross training in aquatic species. While animal husbandry is the primary focus, there are additional educational opportunities available to receive advanced training, certifications, and unique hands-on experience with research being conducted at the institution.


  • Perform all routine tasks necessary to maintain appropriate facility conditions for physical environment (housing, space recommendations, temperature and humidity, ventilation, illumination), behavioral management (structural environment, social environment, activity), and husbandry (feeding, water, bedding changes, sanitation, waste disposal, pest control)
  • Must comply with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), the Guide for the Care and Use of Animals (Guide), PHS Policy (Policy), and OSHA regulations for the animal care and use program (ACUP) and effectively communicate these standards/requirements to researchers and staff to ensure understanding and compliance
  • Work collaboratively with all principal investigators, research staff, the IACUC, and other personnel to maintain regulatory standards of housing and care in the animal facilities. There are opportunities to network with principal investigators and receive hands-on experience with advanced handling procedures and behavior techniques.
  • Additionally, there are opportunities to attend relevant conferences, receive advanced training in genotyping techniques to earn micro credentials, and interact directly with the IACUC committee as a potential member.
  • Work efficiently with university departments to ensure proper preventative and ongoing maintenance, security, and cleanliness of rodent and aquatic animal facilities
  • Communicate regularly with the attending veterinarian (AV) and provide appropriate support in the absence of the AV with respect to animal health issues/concerns.
  • Monitor/track population management (identification and records, genetics, and nomenclature), and create and distribute weekly census counts to users
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays, and willingness to provide emergency coverage as needed. Work schedules can be flexible.
  • As part of the responsibilities, technicians will have an opportunity to learn how to genotype transgenic animals, analyze results, and assist with creating and maintaining complex breeding schemes.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications

  • Some college course work completed preferred (degree not required)
  • A minimum of 0 -2 years of animal facility experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Ability to work in a highly regulated environment
  • Ability obtain an assistant laboratory animal technician (ALAT) certification through the American Association for Laboratory Science (AALAS) after one year of employment.
  • EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

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    Posting Number 2022PS0097P

    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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