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Technical Specialist - Rodents 

About the Organization Bionetics is a government services contractor specializing in engineering and life sciences with locations nationwide.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Category Animal Care  

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking an Animal Care Technical Specialist - Rodents to join our team at the National Center for Toxicological Research Center (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas.  Bionetics is a national government services contractor specializing in Life Science and Engineering with locations nationwide. Bionetics offers a competitive salary and benefits to include: medical, dental, vision, 401k with Company matching, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, etc.

Jefferson is located approximately 40 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas.  It boasts a reasonable cost of living and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities to include fishing, hunting, water sports, etc.  So if you are tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, this could very well be the opportunity you are looking for.


The Technical Specialist works with the animal husbandry staff, site veterinarians, researchers and other site technical staff in various activities related to animal care husbandry and research. This position is responsible for conducting animal health observations and assessments, coordination of testing, communicating with veterinarians and investigators, performing animal treatments and maintaining associated records and documentation.




VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.


Position Requirements


  1. Must have at least a GED or high school diploma.
  2. At least three (3) years’ of progressive related experience working in an animal laboratory environment.
  3. Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LAT) level required.
  4. Continue training to maintain and build proficiency in techniques in accordance with customer needs and/or requirements.
  5. Possess good organizational, communication and problem solving skills.
  6. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care facilities.
  7. Proficient in MS Office and the ability to learn and work with other databases and applications.
  8. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  9. Must be a legal resident of the United States.


  • Works with the animal husbandry staff, conducts clinical observations, assesses animal health, etc. Promptly communicates animal health abnormalities to the appropriate party.
  • Coordinates testing and treatments under the direction of the veterinarian and/or other appropriate party.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with veterinarians or investigators related to animal well-being, research studies, etc.
  • Coordinate with the veterinarian to assist and/or support researchers in scheduling and in the conduct of animal related procedures as appropriate.
  • Perform technical services as requested to support research investigators. May include administration of substances to animals by routine methods of injection and oral gavage, performing blood collections and other common procedures such as animal identification, provision of special feed and/or water, food/water consumption measurements, preparation of anesthetized animals for surgery, post-operative care of animals, assisting scientists with other procedures, euthanizing animals and post-mortem tissue collections.
  • Write, review and update SOPs and provide associated training for research investigators and staff.
  • Assist other staff members with animal husbandry, cage wash services and administrative support for the animal care and use program as needed.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Occasionally – Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling
  • Often – Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds


Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas. Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas. Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise.




VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Technical Specialist  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Fort Worth  

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