Animal Husbandry (Animal Care Technician)
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Department Information

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) contributes to and enhances the services and collaborative efforts of medical research at IU School of Medicine. In addition to the provision of basic husbandry for a wide variety of laboratory animal species, the veterinary staff and other highly experienced laboratory animal professionals of the IU School of Medicine LARC provide training, supplies, and specialized service support for medical research.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides animal husbandry and care for university animals used in research and/or education outcomes; performs various other laboratory animal support functions (such as cleaning and maintenance of laboratory and/or animal housing units and various equipment).
  • Receives, stores, and rotates feed, bedding, and other animal husbandry supplies and equipment; maintains proper sanitation, environment, and health status of housing units.
  • Maintains/verifies proper record keeping (census, animal health, document sanitation and equipment maintenance).
  • Provides technical support for LARC and research investigators (treatments, sample collection for sentinels, weaning litters, and administering diets, etc.); monitors animal health and observes for overt signs of disease and report any changes/concerns in animal health; handles, restrains, and transfers animals as directed.
General Responsibilities
  • Performs routine animal care (feeding, watering, cleaning cages).
  • Prepares and applies experimental treatments.
  • Keeps accurate logs of routine care.



  • High school diploma or GED

  • Animal experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

Working Conditions / Demands

This position requires the ability to move about for long periods of time, perform repetitive movements, and operate equipment, tools, or controls. It also requires the ability to move items weighing up to 40 pounds. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential duties with or without an accommodation.

Advertised Salary

This positions starting salary is $16 per hour, additional compensation considered with experience.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Foundational

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Animal Research

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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