Animal Caretaker (NCI) (649231)

  • 02/19/2018

Job Description



The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.


The Animal Caretaker will be responsible for:

  • Performing general laboratory animal housekeeping and facility cleaning duties
  • Stocking supplies
  • Keeping basic records
  • Operate automatic washing and cleaning equipment
  • Performing related duties required for the proper care, feeding, and housing of laboratory animals
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used and require adherence to strict safety protocols
  • Work schedule may include weekend and holiday hours



To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Completion of High School or equivalent
  • Ability to handle a variety of laboratory animals
  • Ability to keep basic records
  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs. and wear personal protective equipment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience with the handling of rodents, operation of cage and rack washing equipment, receiving and inventory, and general housekeeping
  • Strong observational, communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems Global Solutions business (IS GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JBLeidos ICJBMeta