Washington University of St. Louis Cardiology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Division. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Provides skilled laboratory animal care and technical assistance to a variety of laboratory research animals.


  1. Performs animal care husbandry duties, maintaining cleaning schedules as established in standard operating procedures.
  2. Assists in admission, quarantining and conditioning of various species, especially dogs, cats, primates and farm animals.
  3. Performs technical duties such as taking body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate and monitors food intake.
  4. Calculates dosage and administers drugs and solutions as directed by attending veterinarian.
  5. Keeps detailed records on clinical evaluations, diagnostic tests, therapeutic regimens and prepares, operates and maintains veterinary diagnostic equipment.
  6. Submits billing charges for per diem animals.
  7. Orders feed and other supplies necessary for daily operation of the facility.
  8. Performs routine physical plant maintenance.

Required Qualifications

Equivalent of High School diploma with 3 years experience in laboratory animal care and AALAS certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to provide skilled laboratory animal care and technical assistance.
  • Able to provide nursing care to post-surgical animals, recognizing physiologic abnormalities.
  • Able to establish and maintain breeding colonies for a variety of laboratory animals.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $12.33 - $15.66 per hour.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Animal lab facilities, working both indoors and outside during various weather conditions.
  • Heavy manual labor.
  • Exposed to a variety of animal species and hazardous agents.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Laboratory Animal Technician - Cardiology - 37282

Job ID: 37282

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular