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Animal Cage Washer

Benaroya Research Institute
sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b), retirement plan
United States, Washington, Seattle
1201 9th Avenue (Show on map)
May 28, 2023

Animal Cage Washer

Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Requisition number

Animal Resources

Location : City



The Animal Cage Washer is needed to provide the basic husbandry needs of the rodents housed in the vivarium by cleaning and sterilizing caging and other equipment while maintaining supplies and the general appearance and cleanliness of the facility.


Primary duties include:

    Operating cage washers and autoclaves to include basic maintenance
    • Filter and drain cleaning
    • Monitoring equipment sanitation effectiveness by monitoring cage washer temperature
    • Processing water samples for pH monitoring and biological indicators for autoclave function
  • Dumping dirty bedding
  • Following standard operating procedures for dealing with potentially hazardous waste
  • Filling water bottles
  • Wrapping items to be sterilized
  • Maintaining logs
  • Cleaning shelves
  • Sweeping and mopping floors


Must be able to operate cage cleaning/sterilizing equipment; requires continuous standing, ability to push/pull 100 pounds, and lift/carry 50 pounds. Must have High School diploma or equivalent.


$20.00 to $23.35 per hour


  • Medical, dental, vision hardware insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts: health care, dependent care, commuter
  • Short and long-term disability and life and AD&D insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with matching funds after one year of employment
  • PTO: 13 holidays, three weeks of vacation and two weeks of sick leave per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Subsidized bus pass
  • YMCA rebate and other fitness club discounts
  • Voluntary benefits, e.g., pet insurance, accident, critical illness, identify theft
  • See benaroyaresearch.org for benefit details

About Us

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has a bold mission: Predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for all. As an independent non-profit organization within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care.

At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to the vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitments to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference, join our team. Because together, we are Powering Possibility.

Visit BenaroyaResearch.org or follow BRI's Autoimmune Life Blog, Facebook, Instagram,LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 206-287-5646 or email jobs@benaroyaresearch.org