Animal Caretaker, Switzerland


Position title: Animal Caretaker
Company name: Department for BioMedical Research
City: Bern
Country: Switzerland

Position description: 

• Professional animal care, breeding, monitoring and daily observations of animal health
• Housing new arrivals
• Recording of animal and facility data in the EDV system
• Specific services (i.eN taking skin biopsies for genotyping, applications…)
• Cleaning of materials, equipment and animal areas
• Monitoring environmental conditions in the vivarium (temperature, humidity, light cycle)
• Operating cage washer, autoclave, dump and animal transfer stations
• Assistance in the maintenance of equipment and in the receiving and storage of goods
• Perform other related duties as directed
• Animal care service on weekends and public holidays on a regular basis

• Training in Animal Care Taking; Experience with laboratory animals is an advantage, but not
• A sense of responsibility towards the animals entrusted, reliability and an exact working method
• You are flexible and enjoy working in a team
• Either good English or German language skills, good PC skills

We offer
• Independent and responsible activities
• Employment according to cantonal guidelines
• Attractive workplace in the center of Bern

Send your complete application with the usual documents (e.g. CV, certificates) in one PDF-file to:

Company name: Department for BioMedical Research
Name: Marla Rittiner
Phone: +41 31 632 86 55
Email address: