Animal Husbandry Technician II

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7146722 (Ref:ccf18449838)

Posted: May 23, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Monitors and cares for the health and well-being of animals housed in the Biological Resources Unit (BRU).


  • Performs daily health observations and monitors the condition of research animals.
  • Administers medical treatments to animals as prescribed.
  • Assists investigators by performing special techniques or procedures.
  • Provides custodial care, fresh feed, and fresh water to animals according to the standard operating procedures.
  • Ensures that areas used for technical procedures are well maintained and adequately supplied.
  • Transports supplies, equipment, and animals to and from various locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to be trained to properly handle all species of animals housed within the BRU.


  • Assist Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certifications from 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.
  • Must be flexible and complete the job before leaving work. Animal care is a 7-day per week, 365-days per year job.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of experience, AALAS certification or demonstrated equivalent experience in the custodial care of animals.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to transport equipment and/or animals weighing up to 75  pounds
  • Ability to understand and follow detailed scientific or medical instructions given by investigators and/or veterinarians
  • Ability to work in an environment of unpleasant odors and sights
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches
  • 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:#7146722 (Ref:ccf18449838)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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