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Animal Care Specialist

Job Overview

Become an Animal Care Specialist and Earn a $1,000.00 Sign on Bonus!

San Carlos, California

This is a full time position starting at $15.00 an hour.

  • The scope of this position is within one facility to support Animal Operations across multiple studies daily.
  • Clean feeders, water bottles, animal caging, and other items. Clean and sanitize animal rooms or pens, hallways, stairways, and non-animal rooms.
  • Collects, records, and learns to review applicable hand recorded and computer generated data.
  • Operates and performs quality control checks on appropriate equipment.
  • Changes animal racks.
  • Provides clean waste removal system and changes air filters.
  • Set up housing and provide feed and water.
  • Dispense feed for use in animal studies.
  • Maintain equipment and log books.
  • Learns to observe animals for general health and general animal room standards.
  • Recognizes deviations from normal or expected outcomes based on known reference standards and makes recommendations to supervisor.
  • May train and instruct less experienced staff.
  • Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs.
  • Recognizes and documents unusual occurrences and notifies supervisor.
  • Reports all animal care concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action when necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • There are no external client-related job duties in this role.

The wage for this position starts at $15.00/hour.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level is desirable.


This is an entry level job so no related experience is required.

Prior experience working in a cleaning role or working with animals is preferred.

Animal Care Specialist

San Carlos, CA
Full Time

Published on 12/06/2018