Animal Health and Shipping Coordinator

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7137055 (Ref:ccf18067365)

Posted: March 29, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as the No. 4 hospital in the nation, according to the U.S. and World News Report. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

As a Animal Health Shipping Coordinator, you will manage import and export of research animals in the BRU under the direction of a BRU Veterinarian. The ideal caregiver for this position has a customer service background, is a very good communicator, and has worked in an animal research setting previously. The caregiver should have a background in science and/or veterinary medicine.

Our department offers many learning opportunities. Cross-training, shadowing opportunities, and avenues to grow, both personally and professionally.

At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.


  • Organizes import/export of animals to and from outside institutions or non-standard vendors, including data collection, record keeping, document preparation, courier scheduling and shipment tracking, including all appropriate documentation for international shipments.
  • Acts as primary source of information and communication with outside institutions and non-standard vendors who ship/receive animals from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
  • Communicates with internal and external researchers about import and export of research animals.
  • Organizes and manages quarantine animal schedule for all animals received from non-approved vendors.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.


  • Assist Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certifications from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) are preferred.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • At least three years of experience as an Animal Husbandry Technician or demonstrated expertise in the custodial care of animals.
  • AALAS certification at the LAT level may be substituted for experience requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and transport supplies, equipment, and/or animals weighing over 50 pounds; significant amount of standing, bending, and walking; must be able to tolerate unpleasant odors and sights, as well as animal bites and scratches; must have the ability to complete the job before leaving work.
  • Animal care is a 7-day per week, 365-days per year job. All tasks must be performed to fulfill guidelines according to regulations.
  • Must be willing to be trained to properly handle all species of animals housed within the BRU.
  • May be required to work with biological, chemical, and radiation hazards after proper training.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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Job posting number:#7137055 (Ref:ccf18067365)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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