Animal Lab Technician

CHF50 - CHF52 per hour
  1. Interim/Contract
  1. Technical Operations

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Hobson Prior are working with a biopharmaceutical company in Switzerland who focus on discovering, developing and bringing more, pioneering medicines to patients. Our client is looking for a driven and experienced Animal Lab Technician to support their existing lab team in the animal care and the application of key techniques in the lab.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for animal welfare-friendly keeping, care, and breeding of experimental animals (mice, rats, guinea pigs) under open and IVC housing.
  • Cleaning of material, devices, and rooms in accordance with the hygiene requirements.
  • Responsible for monitoring and recording of daily animal health.
  • Disinfection and sterilization of equipment.
  • Online documentation of the animal population and of experimental and breeding processes.
  • Partaking in the treatment of animals in the experiment.
  • Assessment of the health status of our laboratory animals.

Key Skills:

  • Reliability, diligence, and a sense of responsibility.
  • High ability to work in a team.
  • Enjoys the responsible treatment of animals.


  • Apprenticeship as an animal laboratory technician (Versuchstierfpleger) and/or equivalent education (BAC/BTS/DUT), specialized in biology or pharmacology.
  • Several years of professional experience with rodents and laboratory animals.
  • Be recognized from the BVET as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent).
  • Good command of computer knowledge, especially with animal management systems.
  • Good command of written and oral English, German and/or French.
  • Understanding of the Drug Discovery processes.
  • Willingness to work on weekends/public holidays on an hourly basis to for animal care services.

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