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Animal Care Technician

Aspect Biosystems

Aspect Biosystems

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

We are seeking an Animal Care Technician to join Aspect’s In Vivo team. This role involves providing essential husbandry and technical in vivo support across various research programs. This role offers a unique opportunity to apply animal care skills whilst contributing to groundbreaking research programs at Aspect Biosystems.


  • Complete scheduled health observations, assessments, and supportive care, update online data spreadsheets, and promptly report any observed animal anomalies.
  • Perform restraint, handling, dosing (IP, SQ, or IV), blood sampling, post-operative care and monitoring.
  • Assist scientists with surgery and other related animal techniques.
  • Perform necropsy and tissue collections and ensure samples delivery in a timely manner.
  • Execute study-related husbandry duties to ensure proper animal care practices.
  • Maintain accurate records, including animal monitoring sheets, room logs, health reports, cage cards, autoclave logs, and other required documents.
  • Monitor and maintain facility consumables to ensure optimal day-to-day operations.
  • Participate in experimental preparation, set up and take down.
  • Ensure biosecurity controls, including cleaning and sanitizing the animal facility and equipment, environmental monitoring.
  • Adhere and comply with all standard operating procedures, safety measures, and quality assurance standards pertaining to the animal facility.


  • Education: Diploma or BSc in a relevant discipline.
  • Professional Experience: 3+ years of experience in a research laboratory with working knowledge of animal-related standards, CCAC guidelines, and federal, provincial, and local requirements is preferred.
  • Required Certification: Completion of UBC animal care training and lab rodent courses.

Who you are

  • Detail-Oriented: You have outstanding attention to detail and exhibit experimental and process rigour. You take pride in your work and strive for excellence.
  • Collaborative: You thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment and believe that we can get further, faster by working together.
  • Effective Communicator: You are an active listener who can communicate effectively with different audiences in diverse situations.

The hiring range for this role is $40,100 - $53,000, annually. Our ranges are based on market data. Offered salaries will be based on a combination of factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge, skills, education, and experience. For candidates who exceed role requirements, we are open to exploring above-range offers. Note that base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at Aspect. Members of the Aspect team also receive equity, a comprehensive benefits package, and support for continuous learning and career progression.

Who We Are

Aspect Biosystems is a Canadian biotechnology company creating bioprinted tissue therapeutics to transform how we treat disease. Our bold team of innovators and entrepreneurs have joined us from all over the globe to create a new class of regenerative medicine and work towards a future where our bioprinted tissues are used to save lives and make people healthier. We are endlessly curious and wildly passionate about what we do. Every person on our team is a key contributor to our success and is eager to roll up their sleeves to make a difference in the ever-changing world of biotech. If you are committed to making a real impact and accelerating the development of life-changing therapies, we want to hear from you!

Curious about our current perks and benefits? Learn more here.

At Aspect Biosystems, our strength has always been in our diversity. Different people, thinking differently, unified in creating a world that is better for us all. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone on our team. All aspects of employment — including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or terminate — are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, provincial, or local law.

If you're interested in joining our team but don't see a job posting that matches your experience or background, we encourage you to submit a general application to be considered for future opportunities!