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Animal Technician I

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Animal Technician I


Shimadzu Inst Research Technol



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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday plus some weekends.Hours vary – alternate schedule.Flexibility needed in schedule.

Open to:

External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $31,200.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

To provide animal husbandry for the humane care and treatment of all research animals in the central UT Arlington Animal Care Facility and remote satellite facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily (some weekend and holiday work will be required) animal health checks and report any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinary technician and facility manager.
  • Change animal caging, to include feed and water, according to Standard of Procedures (SOP) and/or specific approved protocols and the schedule established by the floor supervisor.
  • Clean and sanitizes animal facility, equipment, and assigned rooms according to SOP’s.
  • Maintain daily animal census sheets, room equipment and status form sheets, and other forms requested by the facility manager.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the facility manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with one (1) year of experience in the care of animals in a laboratory facility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of, along with the ability to meet and exceed, the AWA, OLAW, and USDA guidelines.
  • Willingness to work in an animal research facility and provide superior customer service to research staff working in the facility.
  • Ability to read and follow all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to consistently complete respective tasks.
  • Solid capacity for teamwork and collaboration.
  • Must be able to lift a maximum of 50lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed mostly in an animal laboratory facility setting.
  • Working conditions may involve disagreeable elements.
  • Prolonged standing, lifting and stooping.
  • Wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be required.
  • Some exposure to bio-chemicals and microbes.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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