Joslin Diabetes Center

Gnotobiotic Animal Technician II (Animal Facility)

3 weeks ago
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The Gnotobiotic Animal Technician II (Animal Facility) will provide support for users of the gnotobiotic mouse facility.

In this role, you will assist in maintaining our specialized gnotobiotic mouse facility at the Joslin campus. This role is essential for the successful operation of our gnotobiotic facility enabling researchers to perform experiments with gnotobiotic mice.


Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:30pm.


  • Perform basic mouse husbandry both within gnotobiotic isolators, including monitoring of food, water, and bedding conditions, as well as sterilization and introduction of food, cages, bedding, water, and environmental enrichment as necessary and in our normal mouse colonies.
  • Must be comfortable handling mice, including restraining animals for collection of fecal pellets to determine germ-free status, as well as tagging animals for identification.
  • Must be comfortable performing mouse health checks and interacting with veterinarian as necessary.
  • Will monitor stocks of consumables and reorder in a timely manner.
  • Will maintain detailed records of tasks performed.
  • Weekends and holidays may be required.



  • High school graduation and three years of laboratory experience, or two years of college, including courses in the natural, physical or social sciences and two years of laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with mouse colony maintenance, mouse handling, and breeding
  • Practical knowledge of mouse breeding protocols
  • Experience with basic microbial culture methods
  • Basic dosing skills including oral gavage and blood draw
  • AALAS certification at ALAT or above


  • Sufficient computer knowledge for database maintenance.      
  • Evidence of precise communication skills and record keeping
  • Ability to train others
  • Should be a detail-oriented and self-directed person who has the desire to learn new skill sets and can handle increased responsibilities as the gnotobiotic facility expands.
  • Ability to weekends and holiday if needed.





Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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