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Lab Technician III, Animal

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking a Lab Technician III, Animal to join the Lab Animal Resources department. In this role, you will care for animals in the facility, communicate with co-workers and scientists regarding treatment and conditions. You will be responsible for technical procedures including genotyping and tattooing. The role will require maintaining breeding colonies, administration of medical treatments according to prescribed instructions, and sanitization of cages and equipment. The ability to communicate effectively with LAR staff and CSHL scientists both orally and through email is imperative to this position.

Responsibilities Include: 

·     Provide technical assistance and clinical support in the animal facility
·     Provide general laboratory animal nursing services to investigative staff.
·     Maintaining anesthesia machines and maintains supplies and keeps up to date animal health records; performing gross rodent necropsies.
·     Inventory items such as food, bedding, and cleaning supply. 
·     Keep records of medications, supplies, and special services rendered and initiates billing charges. 
·     Train, lead, or assists animal technicians, students, and scientific staff. 

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline and LAT certification or Associate’s degree and LATG certification

Experience: At least three years in laboratory animal husbandry


·     Experience in recognizing normal and abnormal body functions and vital signs in laboratory animals
·     Knowledge of USDA, New York State, AAALAC policies and procedures as they relate to the housing and management of laboratory animals.
·     Must be able to lift 50 pounds. The position requires standing most of the day.
·     Well organized, detail-oriented, and adaptable to changes
·     Knowledge of methods and medical techniques in handling small animals. 
·     Ability to effectively communicate is essential.

Other requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license; use of personal vehicle required. Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends, and holidays.

 Please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at:
Position Number: 01769-A
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

For more information about CSHL, please visit us at

You are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition to your employment at the Laboratory. You will be required to provide proof of your vaccination on your first day of employment. For those individuals, who are unable to receive a vaccine due to access issues, they will be expected to receive the vaccine upon arrival in New York.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor