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Cage Washer Technician


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

One Bungtown Road
Cold Spg Hbr, NY 11724
United States


Commensurate with experience


Comprehensive Benefits Package 

Job Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned research and educational institution, is seeking an individual for the position of Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician/ Cage Washer Technician to uphold strict animal facilities sanitary guidelines and perform daily activities to maintain a clean laboratory environment throughout the facility.

Responsibilities include:
 -Operates autoclave to sterilize or decontaminate caging equipment. Assist in receiving and storing materials, food and supplies.
 -Performs routine duties associated with cage sanitation and preparation for reuse in a research setting including washer maintenance, monitoring equipment for proper functioning and maintaining sanitary conditions and daily records.
 -Maintain sanitary conditions of cage washing rooms and other ancillary areas, such as hallways and storage areas.
 -Understand and follow appropriate SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance guidelines.
 -Prepare and submit required cagewash records, charts, logs, and inventories as requested.
 -Uses chemical cleaners, detergents, and disinfectants in sanitation of equipment and premises.
 -Maintain clean and organized work and personal areas.
 -Perform other duties as assigned.
 -This position provides valuable entry level to working in Laboratory Animal Science, with many various options for growth.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

For more information about CSHL, please visit us at

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Education: High school or equivalent.

Experience: Experience working with or around laboratory animals is preferred.

Physical: Must be able to lift and carry fifty pounds. This position requires standing most of the day.

Environmental: Must feel comfortable working around laboratory animals and in areas with elevated environmental noise levels.

Well organized, detail oriented, and adaptable to changes

Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions. Ability to read and write in order to maintain records, read instructions, labels, etc.

Other requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license; use of personal vehicle required. Ability to work occasional overtime, weekends and holidays.

Please apply for this position via the CSHL careers website at:

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About Our Organization

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities. For more information about CSHL, please visit

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