Sr. Animal Lab Technician

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7111502 (Ref.No. ta222635)
Posted: September 22, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City has an opening for a full-time Senior Lab Animal Husbandry Technician. The successful candidate will provide support to facility managers in monitoring animal health and maintaining animal facility records. This position will include but not limited to colony management, husbandry, and veterinary care support for the Division of Comparative Medicine. 


  • Observes, feeds, transfers, and administers pharmaceuticals to laboratory animals, maintains laboratory, collects samples, and maintains records
  • Observes animals for early manifestations of disease such as rapid or labored breathing, or lethargy and reports to designated personnel
  • Provides food and water to laboratory animals
  • Transfers animals from soiled to clean enclosures, protecting individual identity of animals
  • Ensures laboratory has stable temperature, and humidity levels
  • Ensures all equipment, bedding, and cages are clean and in working condition
  • Reports any problems or deviations to designated personnel
  • Collects blood, tissue, or fluid samples from animals
  • Restrains animals for examination or injection
  • Administers pharmaceutical or biological products through intramuscular, subcutaneous, oral, or topical route
  • Maintains records of all activities of the animal laboratory
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: 12 months experience caring for laboratory animals


  • Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to identify, address issues and deficiencies, and implement effective solutions
  • Ability to handle all types of animals
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays


  • An American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Stand for prolonged periods. Lift up to 30 pounds on a regular basis. Walk, reach, bend, and stoop.
  • Environment: Work in an animal facility handling all types of animals which may bite or scratch. Exposure to odors, animal dander, and a dirty environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement  

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides. 

Diversity Statement  

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