Animal Technician

Berkeley, California
Mar 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading company in CRISPR genome engineering located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development, agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and basic and applied biological research. The five-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.

Caribou is seeking an experienced Animal Technician to join its R&D team at its facility in the Bay Area.  The candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, professional and committed to working as a team player.  The ideal candidate enlists confidence, comfort and a working knowledge of laboratory animals, with a background in animal husbandry, restraint and handling.  In addition, experience with injection and blood draw techniques, along with rodent surgery and anesthesia experience is desirable.  The candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, take direction from supervisors, and be accountable for their actions.  They must possess a strong attention to detail and always strive to perform quality work.  This is an excellent opportunity to utilize and advance the ideal candidate’s laboratory animal skills in a progressive, state-of-the-art and diverse facility.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences
  • Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated experience working with rodents in a research laboratory setting
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to quality care of laboratory animals
  • Ability to read, record and communicate information
  • Able to work independently without supervision
  • Experience with IVIS imaging or equivalent
  • Experience with intravenous tail-vein injections
  • Experience with GLP working environment
  • Experience with cell culture
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required
  • LATG certified preferred
  • Able to travel from corporate headquarters to facility in Bay Area

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up company, and the successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.  For more information, please visit  Caribou is on Twitter.  Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @CaribouBio.

Caribou offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off in addition to Company-observed holidays.  The Company provides medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with a 401(k) retirement savings plan which includes matching employer contributions. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork. 

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.