Animal Technician

Position Details

  • Job Title: Animal Technician
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Category: General
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The animal technician will be a key member of the team charged with supporting all animal-based studies at Kallyope. Candidates do not need to have prior laboratory experience but need to have performed well in school, especially in science classes. A strong desire to learn and a passion for hard work are a must. Successful candidates must be able to work effectively both in a collaborative setting and independently and possess written, visual, and oral communications skills. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Handle animal models (mouse and rat)
  • Perform injections
  • Compile results into comprehensive reports


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

You must have:

  • High school degree
  • Deep interest in science
  • Willingness to work with rodents
  • Passion to learn new skills
  • Strong work ethic

Preferred additional experience includes:

  • Lab experience


References from teachers will be required


About Kallyope

Kallyope is a new biotechnology company headquartered in New York City.  Founded by Richard Axel, Tom Maniatis, and Charles Zuker from Columbia University, Kallyope is focused on the identification of new therapeutic and nutritional opportunities involving the gut and gut-brain axis. The Company leverages the founders’ formidable expertise in molecular biology, neuroscience, and behavior to identify new approaches to human health. 

Kallyope is seeking creative, highly motivated individuals who are interested in working in a biotech environment that is scientifically stimulating, highly collaborative, and laser focused on translational biology.   The Company is creating an industry-leading platform employing cutting edge technologies including sequencing, genetics, circuit mapping, neural imaging and bioinformatics. By integrating and applying complementary tools and approaches to the understanding of gut and gut-brain biology, Kallyope aims to develop transformational therapeutics and consumer products to improve human health and nutrition.

The Company is headquartered in the Alexandria Center® for Life Sciences, a state-of-the-art, collaborative life science campus in the heart of Manhattan, with close proximity to New York City’s world-leading clinical and research institutions.  Kallyope has raised $252M in funding from several top-tier investors. The Company has assembled a leadership team and advisory group with a proven track record of success and strong expertise in drug discovery and translation. The founding scientific team is composed of highly creative and talented individuals with outstanding expertise in the Company’s core platform technologies.  For more information, see


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