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Animal Care Technician (Bioresearch Technician)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Researchers and Research Support, Trades, Service, and Maintenance, Student Services and Academic Support, Institutional Research

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Why Rensselaer?  Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and IBM's Quantum System One - the first university-based quantum computer in the world. 

With top notch employee health and retirement benefits, Rensselaer offers its full-time employees a generous paid time off program, tuition remission, opportunities for career growth, and much more!

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Job Summary

The Animal Care Technician (Bioresearch Technician) will perform all tasks related to the day-to-day operation of the animal research facility. These tasks will include animal care and husbandry and facility sanitization and maintenance. The Animal Care Technician also will support basic research procedures, as directed by the Operations Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) or more years of relevant experience with laboratory rodent husbandry

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in related field
  • AVMA accredited Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology or Laboratory Animal Science 
  • AALAS certification
  • Experience working in a scientific or research environment
  • Experience with anesthesia procedures or surgery
  • Experience with management of transgenic animal lines

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Basic knowledge of federal regulations regarding animal maintenance and handling
  • Knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (“the Guide”)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, faculty, technicians, animal care workers, inspectors and veterinarians
  • Experience sanitizing rooms and equipment
  • Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports as mandated by the Animal Welfare Act and “the Guide”
  • Ability to make careful observation and objective assessment
  • Basic knowledge of research animal biology, husbandry and health
  • Knowledge of basic animal research procedures
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently


Non Standard Shift: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4pm; rotating weekends/holidays

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $19.00 - $21.15

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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