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Sanford Health Associate Animal Care Technician in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Sanford Center Building
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 2301 East 60th St N, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $16.50 - $23.00

Job Summary

Must know and understand species-specific needs and be able to follow established protocols when working with animals. Administer any necessary experimental requirements, and monitor and record environmental conditions. Oversee animals under supervision. Must follow established protocols, safety measures and operating procedures at all times, to include personal protective equipment (PPE) and other techniques used to prevent contamination, pathogen transfer or anything that may jeopardize the animals.

Develop and maintain breeding programs for various genetically engineered strains of mice and rats. Observe animals for abnormal behavior. Be educated on the experimental protocols to distinguish between an abnormality and experimental protocol.

Must be skilled in handling and restraint in order to change cages and/or make close observations, and be able to restrain a variety of laboratory animals without causing injury or distress to the animal or themselves. Must be knowledgeable and skilled in the application of identification to animals, and must know how to interpret identification schemes used by the Large Animal Research Facility (LARF) and investigators.

Understand and perform quarantine procedures on incoming animals. Must be able to perform oral gavage and intraperitoneal, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, to interpret samples and maintain detailed records for animal care to meet federal regulations.

Keep records on animal health, environmental parameters, environmental enrichment, sanitation, census and supply inventory.

Assist with preparing caging/waters and prepping cage wash. Responsible for cleaning and restocking procedure rooms. Assist with putting away new stock supplies, animal food, and bedding. Assist with putting away ARC laundry.

Occasional local travel between sites may be required. Other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalency required.

One year experience in animal husbandry and/or an interest in pursuing a career in scientific research preferred.

May take the Registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (RALAT) certification when eligible.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0156289
Job Function: Research
Featured: No