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Apprenticeship – Lab Animal Care Technician



Full Time

On Site


Madison, Wisconsin, United States

A unique opportunity to earn and learn! Why we need you to join our team!

Labcorp Drug Development has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop one-third of all prescription medicines in the market today. Chances are, you or someone you know has benefited from a medicine or medical device that Labcorp helped develop. Your role is vital to improving the health of family, friends and animals.

Labcorp is looking for talented, ambitious and resourceful individuals, who are willing to start at the entry level apprentice position and demonstrate their ability and willingness to learn our business.

Our new, exciting 18-month apprenticeship program, in partnership with Madison Area Technical College, will give you an opportunity to learn about drug development while working toward a career in Animal Laboratory Science and gaining college credits.

You will be working with a dedicated development team who are passionate about teaching the tricks of the trade and who will help you develop your

career! Start learning today!

How will you be rewarded!

Working in Madison, WI, our Animal Care workers:

  • Pay rate: $17.00 per hour – progressing up to $20.00 per hour during the 2-year program, based on performance

  • Work 1st shift including weekends, some holidays and some overtime

  • Enjoy 24 days of personal-time-off (PTO) (pro-rated depending on start date)

  • Earn 10 college credits at Madison Area Technical College while being paid!

  • You will be invited to attend professional development workshops, webinars

  • May be eligible for up to $600 reimbursement for college coursework materials (e.g. books)

  • Have the option to participate in the Labcorp Education Advantage program (upon apprenticeship coursework completion) where you have access to over 20 Undergraduate On-line Degree Programs. Tuition is paid by Labcorp!

  • Have access to other great benefits including: paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and of course medical and dental insurance.

What will you be doing:

This entry level role requires no experience, just an interest in working with small and large animals in a laboratory setting.

  • Maintaining the highest standards of animal care and welfare in accordance with the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)

  • Performing daily cleaning, feeding of our laboratory animals

  • Sanitation and operation of animal laboratory equipment

  • Providing environmental and dietary enrichment

  • Learning and applying proper handling techniques

  • Maintains well documented laboratory records according to GLPs

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Working in a fast-paced, team environment


  • No experience required

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must have achieved score of 15 or higher on the English component of ACT AND 19 or higher on the Reading component of the ACT to enroll. *Must provide documentation of scores prior to interview.

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, Labcorp strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.

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