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Boston University ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN I, CRC Facilities in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Animal Science Center is part of the Office of Research, a group dedicated to aiding the research community in navigating the lifecycle of their work, from finding funding to creating proposals to helping inventions find their way to the public.

We are a diversity group of passionate, enthusiastic personnel who understand and appreciate the importance research animals are to furthering scientific discoveries. Our mission is to ensure while aiding in academic studies, that animal care, health and welfare is maintained at the highest standards according to Institutional, local, state, and federal regulations, policies and procedures.

To accomplish this goal, this candidate would complete daily quality animal care for all housed research animals such as rats and mice, as well as other species when needed. The candidate’s assignments would include animal husbandry tasks such as cage changing, animal health checks, veterinary health monitoring and treatment, cage wash, and facility maintenance i.e. sanitization of equipment, research housing areas and materials. Additional responsibilities include animal receiving and housing, census data collection, and others as assigned.

Training would include following standard operating procedures for Biosafety Levels: ASBL-1 and ASBL-2 and Chemical Containment Levels: CCL-1, CCL-2 and CCL3.

Animal Science Center is looking for a candidate who is ready to work in a dynamic, positive work environment surround by likeminded individuals. Someone who can complete assignments independently and as a whole. An ideal candidate would be eager to learn and can effectively communicate via email, text, call through smartphone and computers. Skills such as accurate recording keeping and detail oriented would be desirable for this position. This candidate would be professional and courteous while building working relationships with researchers, veterinary staff, and co-workers.

Required Skills

High school diploma or GED

Previous experience preferred but not required

Other requirements include:

  • Physical ability to lift, vision, and auditory requirement: 50 lbs & Vision and Hearing within normal parameters

  • Walking and Standing: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Bending and Twisting Neck: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Bending and Twisting Back: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Squatting: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day

  • Kneeling: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day

  • Repetitive Hand Movement

  • Simple Grasping: Both Hands: 2-4 hours at one time & 6-8 hours per day

  • Power Grasping: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 1-2hour per day

  • Fine Manipulation: 1 Hand: < than .5 hour at a time & < than 1 hour per day

  • Pushing/Pulling: Both Hands: < than .5 hour at a time & 2-4hour per day

  • Reaching above shoulder height: 2-4 hrs at one time & 4-6 hours per day

  • Reaching below shoulder height: 2-4 hours at one time & 4-6 hours per day

  • Reaching/Trunk Rotation above shoulder height: 2-4 hrs at one time & 4-6 hours per day

Complete Initial Health Questionnaire

Complete OSHA Respiratory Medical Evaluation Questionnaire

TB skin test within past year / TB skin test within past 6 months if working with NHP’s

Proof of two Measles, Mumps, or Rubella or positive measles titer

Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDAP) if not vaccinated within past 10 years

Functional capacity evaluation - A functional capacity evaluation is set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated person to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.

Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Why work at BU?

Animal Science Center is committed to your professional development and providing opportunities for you to pursue your professional goals. Boston University’s benefit package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off. Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University. Noteworthy: the remission benefit extends to dependents as well.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 click  here (  to apply for this position. All other applicants (both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.

Required Experience