Job Descriptions in the field of Laboratory Animal Science

A career in Laboratory Animal Science involves a series of jobs with increasing educational and experience requirements and a corresponding increase in responsibility and compensation.

The job descriptions are general: each research facility will adjust these expectations according to its own needs and special situation. The job titles may also vary somewhat from facility to facility.

You will see the name AALAS in the descriptions. It stands for American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. This professional association has created and manages a series of certifications for people in laboratory animal science careers. In rising order they are ALAT, LAT, and LATG.

To learn more about AALAS certifications, click here –

Level I – Caretaker or Cage Washer click here

Level II – Technician click here

Level III – Technologist click here

Level IV – Supervisor click here