Animal Technician Laboratory

Pennsylvania, United States
28 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Org: Bolton Center
Posted to the Web: 01/24/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade: 024
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Hours: 40.00
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: m-f, weekends, on call, ot
Months: 12
Position Length: Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date:    

University Overview    

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview    

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


Independently administer medications as prescribed by veterinarians. Consult with clinical veterinary staff on treatment options. Assist veterinarians with procedures that include premed of dogs, assist pre-op anesthesia prep, post-op treatment and recovery of dog. Identify and restrain dogs for physical and eye exams. Candidate will also be responsible for immunizations, basic dog grooming, fasting dogs for procedures. Maintain meticulous animal health records in compliance with USDA and IACUC. Order dog food as per senior technican. Candidate must be organized, detail oriented, think independently and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment. 

Position located in Kennett Square. No public transportation available.


  • HS diploma or equivalent; 2-3 years experience as a Lab Animal Care Technician in a research setting. AALAS certification preferred. Flexible schedule and ability to to multi-task, required. Ability to lift over 50 lbs. on a routine basis-required.
  • Ability to bend, crouch and do physically demanding work on a daily basis-required.Ability to work well with others and work independently, be punctual /flexible-required.Ability to work weekends and holidays-required. Valid drivers license-required. 

Position located in Kennett Square. No public transportation available.

Affirmative Action Statement    

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements    

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.