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Georgetown Univerisity Animal Technician III in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Job Overview

The Animal Technician III, an experienced professional, supports animal research initiatives of a particular lab group in the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. S/he performs diligent and responsible animal care for laboratory animals, including routine and specialized duties including medicating, restraint, breeding and transportation, as well as, specialized duties which include genotyping, back-breeding, administering special diets, minor surgeries and various types of injections. They will review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and quality assurance standards. In addition, the Animal Technician III may keep records of treatments and animals received or discharged. They may administer injections and medications, sterilize equipment and prepare laboratory samples.

Incumbent will be working in a designated lab in LCCC, but will also spend a significant amount of time in the animal facility where he/she could be exposed to biological hazards, chemicals, and laboratory animals.

Work Interactions

The Animal Technician II is expected to be a contributing and accountable member of the lab, interact with and assist other animal care technicians, veterinarians and research faculty, students and staff in a professional and solution oriented manner. This person will report directly to the Principle Investigator(s) and will work with lab members to assist with animal-related needs during ongoing experiments and further contribute in the planning of such experiments.

  • General maintenance of mouse well-being in the animal care facility

  • Breeding mice and maintenance of breeder and litter cages

  • Thorough record keeping of mouse inventory

Genotyping, working with knock-out mice and back-breeding


25% Function

  • Administration of medication or special diets

  • Weighing and acquiring accurate tumor measurements

  • Performing specialized injections; such as MFP, IP, tail-vein, etc.

Specialized mouse surgeries


20% Function

  • Collecting blood and tissue samples from mice

  • Prepping mouse samples for histology

  • Performing mouse surgeries and procedures; such as tumor resection and euthanasia


5% Function

  • Reporting measurements & alerting collaborating lab members of abnormal mouse activity &/or appearance

Attending to mice in emergency situations (e.g. power outage, snow storm, etc.) & possibly on holidays


Associate’s degree in a scientific field and at least three years of experience in animal care and research.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs.,

Must be able to work with animal’s/animal odors and perform work that involves repetitive bending, twisting and pushing motions.

Must possess verbal and written communication skills to read and follow instructions in English.

This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to work weekends, snow/emergency days and University holidays.

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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