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Laboratory Animal Technician 1-U

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


You are invited to submit an application to be considered for one of multiple vacancies of the same position.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) department is seeking to fill multiple Lab Animal Technician 1 (LAT1) positions. If you love caring for animals, are customer service driven, have good communication skills, organizational skills, have self-starting abilities, value diversity, and want to a part of a highly talented and committed team, this may be the job for you. You will serve a 6-month probationary period with an hourly rate of $15.91 where you will learn the duties of a LAT1. When probation has been successfully completed, you will receive a 5% increase to $16.71 an hour. LAMS also has an Upward Mobility program and if you meet the criteria, you can be promoted to a LAT2 that comes with a 10% increase in your hourly rate within 18 to 24 months of hire.

Essential Functions

  • Perform duties of Laboratory Animal Aide (LAA) positions plus:
  • Maintain sanitation and husbandry programs for a variety of animal species, housing systems, and equipment in accordance with written SOPs. Maintain records on daily log sheets and other forms in accordance with SOPs. Provide basic and special care for cage level barrier housed transgenic and knockout genetically engineered rodents.
  • Observe, record, and report on the health status of animals; determine acceptability of an animal to be maintained in university facilities. Receive, properly identify, and transfer animals to holding cages based on written, oral, or picture directions. Monitor environmental conditions for a variety of animal species (temperature, relative humidity, illumination requirements, air flow, etc.) and report out-of-range conditions to Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) management. Report any facility problems to LAMS management.
  • Assist the veterinary clinical staff with restraint and treatment of animals; administer medications and special diets; collect specimens/samples. Maintain records on daily observations and report any and all observed health problems.
  • Assist research staff, LAMS staff, and students with restraint of animals and special housing per supervisor approved service requests.
  • Assist with the maintenance of rodent breeding programs, including weaning and identification.
  • Maintain equipment and perform minor repairs; operate cage washers, autoclaves, and laundry washers and dryers. Prepare special protective clothing for use in barrier animal holding areas.
  • Assist with training of LAAs. May coordinate the work of LAA positions.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Some positions may require a current valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Required Experience

One (1) year of related experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must pass a physical examination and test negative for active infectious tuberculosis prior to starting employment. Must have the ability to lift up 40 pounds.


Shift: First    Starting Pay Rate: $15.91 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $16.71 per hour

Application Deadline: 07/09/2022 


Application Information

Candidacy For This Role Will Be Determined By:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Eligibility scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education. 


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85161

Laboratory Animal Technician 1-U

Date:  Aug 4, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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