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Education & Experience:


High School Diploma/GED


One year of applicable animal care experience in a research or animal laboratory environment or a combination of equivalent education and work experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate sterilizing equipment

  • Ability to handle small animals

  • Demonstrated habits of cleanliness and neatness

  • Ability to keep detailed records pertaining to animal census, cage inventory, and cage washing and sterilizing temperatures

  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions in English

  • Ability to learn techniques and procedures required to care for and handle mice

  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment, such as cage washer or sterilizing equipment

  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 50 pounds, e.g. feed bags or cages

  • Ability to work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment

  • Familiarity with NIH guidelines, Stanford animal care and use policies, and USDA regulations

  • Ability to safely operate hand-truck, forklift, pallet jack machines, as well as non-commercial vans, trucks and light transit vehicles 



  • Experience performing mouse husbandry using gnotobiotic isolators, including monitoring mouse conditions and sterilization of materials for introduction into germ-free isolators.

  • Experience with mouse colony maintenance.

  • Basic mouse handling skills, including oral gavage and blood draw.



  • Often lift and carry materials weighing up to 40 lbs.

  • Frequently handle materials up to 20 lbs. Occasionally carry/pull up to 60 pounds, push over 60 pounds.

  • Walk/stand for long periods.

  • Bend, squat, reach above the shoulder level.

  • Often use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.

  • Required vision abilities includes close, distance, color, peripheral and depth perception

  • Ability to talk and to hear.


* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



  • May required to work overtime, evenings, and weekends, including Holidays, sometimes in inclement weather conditions.

  • Work in direct contact with animals and all components of animal housing and animal research environment.

  • May be exposed to dust, fumes or gases, chemical or toxic substances. 


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, https://adminguide.stanford.edu, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/policies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.


Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Animal Care Assistant II

Job Family: Scientific and Technical Services

Job Series: Animal Care Assistant

Job Code: 5844

Grade: A16

Exemption: Non-exempt

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