Job: Animal Caretaker-Mouse Facility

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: TBD

Location: Baltimore, MD

Job Summary:
The Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Embryology seeks an experiences Animal Caretaker to join the department. This individual will clean, wash, set up, and autoclave dirty cages and perform daily maintenance and care for laboratory animals, including recognizing and reporting of apparent animal illnesses or abnormalities. They will utilize special techniques or husbandry practices beyond those required for routine colony management.
Primary Duties:
  • Clean, wash, set up, and autoclave dirty cages.
  • Change dirty cages and provide food and water as required to maintain a clean and healthy environment for the animals.
  • Observe animals daily and prepare routing reports on dead and sick animals.
  • Observe and report problems involving animal care equipment and environmental support systems.
  • Receive, identify and house selected animal species.
  • Assist in specialized monitoring and surveillance programs.
  • Prepare special diets in accordance with the principal investigator’s protocols, and ensure that the special diets are provided to the correct animals.
  • Assist in the operation of standardizing, conditioning, and breeding programs.
  • Administer commonly used and easily administered treatments or medication as directed by the Facility Manager.
  • Perform basic manipulations such as restraining animals, euthanasia, tagging and tailing, etc.
  • Perform duties of other Animal Facility team members and other duties as assigned.
  • Sanitize and wash the equipment and wash Facility floor.
  • Awareness of the critical aspects of laboratory safety.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of new team members if requested by the Facility Manager.
Interactions with Others:
Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Rodent Facility Manager.
  • High School degree, equivalent or certification as animal technician
  • Previous animal care experience is not required but is a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Able to learn tasks with general instruction
  • Able to understand and follow work and safety protocols
  • Basic computer skills required

Physical Demands

  • Routinely stoops and bends
  • Routinely reaches and grasps with arms and hands above head
  • Routinely stands for long periods
  • Occasionally lifts, pushes and/or carries objects weighing up to 60 pounds
To apply:
A brief cover letter and resumé/CV listing two professional references are required to apply.
Additional Information:
The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology.
Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.