Animal Care Trainee I
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Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Job LocationsUS-ME-Bar Harbor
Animal Care Trainee I
Animal Care and Operations
Animal Care at The Jackson Laboratory
Our Animal Care operations in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth, Maine are currently undergoing a massive expansion! NOW is an excellent time to join us!
Effective February 15, 2019:
- Receive a $2500 relocation bonus in your first pay check and be eligible to receive a one-time spot bonus in the amount of $3,000 paid after the completion of one year of employment if you remain employed in Animal Care/Operations and are an active employee in good standing if moving from over 50 miles away to work at our Bar Harbor or Ellsworth locations (Maine only).
- Receive excellent pay – $15 per hour starting pay and $15.75 per hour upon completion of initial training!
- Receive regularly scheduled pay increases with the ability to increase your pay 25% in 2 years!
- Take advantage of extensive opportunities for career growth and advancement with the Lab.
- Take advantage of robust educational opportunities including genetics, lab animal science, and leadership courses onsite as well extensive hands on
- Receive tuition reimbursement support for college degrees.
Please speak with your JAX recruiter for more details.
Successful team members will undergo a 12-week paid training program, which includes classroom and on-the-job training to learn all aspects of animal husbandry and includes laboratory animal science and genetics. Employees will learn to maintain animals to monitor animal health and welfare, maintain a sanitary environment and prepare animals for shipping. Animal Care is part of the production team at JAX and work requires attention to detail, working in a highly controlled clean room environment, fast paced that provides continuous physical movement.
The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with some weekend and holiday work required.
Successful candidates will clear a pre-employment physical and background check.
We also offer commuter buses for easy transportation to JAX from various locations including Bangor, Brewer, Holden, Ellsworth, Milbridge, and Franklin!
- High School diploma or GED equivalency as well as prior successful work experience is required for all candidates
- Lifting 25lbs on a regular basis
- Walking up a ladder
- Work well in a fast paced environment
- Strong attention to detail
The Jackson Laboratory, (JAX, ) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX’s research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and a world-renowned expert in mammalian genetics. JAX also has facilities in Sacramento, California, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.
The Jackson Laboratory’s 43-acre scenic campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums and galleries.
INTEGRITY – Courage and commitment to do what is right
PEOPLE – Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all
ONE TEAM – Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science
EXCELLENCE – Achieving world-class results
INNOVATION – Leading with discovery and creative solutions
STEWARDSHIP – Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us
What do we have to offer?
JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.
Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.
Learn more about at opportunities at JAX at
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.