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Animal Care Trainee/Technician

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Animal Care Trainee/Technician
The Jackson Laboratory

Your career begins here at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX)!  

Receive excellent pay - $19.25 per hour starting pay, paid training!

Our Animal Care operations in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, Maine are currently undergoing a dynamic growth! We are hiring for multiple positions! NOW is an excellent time to join us!

Join a team-oriented environment where you'll monitor mouse health and welfare, maintain a pristine workspace for animal care, and collaborate closely with others in a fast-paced, detail-oriented setting. Whether you're a high school graduate or possess equivalent qualifications, with prior work experience, you're welcome to join us. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, pay attention to detail, and thrive in a collaborative team setting, you're the perfect fit for our team.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to grow your career with us!

Our Benefits Include:

  • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance

  • Paid Training

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick time off

  • Receive regularly scheduled pay increases with the ability to increase your pay 25% in 2 years!

  • Take advantage of extensive opportunities for career growth and advancement with the Lab

  • Robust educational opportunities including genetics, lab animal science, and leadership courses onsite as well extensive hands on experience

  • Receive tuition reimbursement support for college degrees

Your Responsibilities Include:

  • Mouse husbandry

  • Maintain and monitor mouse health and welfare

  • Maintain a sanitary environment and prepare animals for shipping

  • Team oriented production environment

  • Attention to detail

  • Working in a highly controlled clean room environment

  • Fast paced that provides continuous physical movement

Note: This is a physical job that requires successful candidates to be comfortable on their feet for long periods while working in a fast-paced work environment, often involving the use of ladders for tasks such as reaching high shelves or accessing equipment at elevated heights.

Key Qualifications Include:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency as well as prior successful work experience is required for all candidates

  • Lifting 25lbs on a regular basis

  • Walking up a ladder

  • Work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong attention to detail

Successful candidates will clear a pre-employment physical and background check. 


About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California), Japan and China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit​​​​​​​.

EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

Job Type
Full Time Entry Level, Full Time Experienced
Bar Harbor, Maine United States
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