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Animal Care Trainee - The Jackson Laboratory

Date Posted: Nov 18, 2020
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California, United States of America
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jun 16, 2021

Job Description

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


Join the JAX Animal Care team and be part of a mission to improve human health worldwide. This is a full-time position that offers a dynamic and supportive work environment.  


  • Receive excellent pay- $16.90 per hour starting pay and $17.70 per hour upon completion of initial training! 
  • Receive regularly scheduled pay increases with the ability to increase your pay 25% in 2 years!
  • Take advantage of tuition reimbursementsupport and educational opportunities for career growth and advancement with the Lab. 
  • JAX offers acomprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, and generous paid time off. 
  • Employees receive access to health and wellness programs, including an onsite fitness center, and participation in employee appreciation and recognition activities. 


Animal Care is part of the production team at JAX and work requires attention to detail, working in a highly controlled clean room environment, fast paced that provides continuous physical movement. Responsibilities include: 


  • New team members undergo a 12-week paid training program with classroom and on-the-job training. 
  • Learn all aspects of mouse husbandry and animal science and genetics.  
  • Employees will learn to maintain JAX mice and monitor animal health and welfare. 
  • Maintain a sanitary environment. 
  • Prepare animals for shipping.   
  • Accurately record detailed and organized data. 


  • Successful applicants must have a minimum of HS diploma or GED and prior work experience. 
  • Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
  • Candidates must be able to lift 25 pounds. 
  • A basic knowledge of computer skills preferred.  
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.   
  • Must have open availability, including weekends and holidays may be required 




Skills Required

Company Overview

Sacramento, California, United States of America

 The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest... Read More

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