Animal Technician

University of California San Diego, CA
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/17/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Under direction of ACP Animal Resources Supervisor, employee will be responsible for physical environment for group of assigned laboratory animals. Perform routine animal health-related tasks. Perform basic animal husbandry, cage washing, and assist with rodent colony maintenance (breeding, weaning, etc.). Operate computer, maintain records on animal deliveries, print and maintain all cage identification.

~ Must be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Ability to use and understand basic medical terminology, and to be sensitive to the needs of caged laboratory animals. Skill to recognize normal and abnormal body functions in a variety of laboratory animals.

* Skill in clinical diagnostic lab specimen collection techniques, and ability to administer medication to laboratory animals: oral, topical, injectable

* Working knowledge of laws and regulations that govern housing and management of lab animals. Knowledge of humane methods of euthanasia in laboratory animals, and ability to perform euthanasia as directed.

* Ability to follow direction, to be thorough performing assigned tasks, to organize work, and flexibility to adjust work schedule to accommodate varying work loads.

* Manual dexterity and ability to write legibly and use metric system. Ability to operate a computer and telephone.

* Skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment, autoclave, cagewasher, vehicle, janitorial equipment (i.e. floor scrubber). Ability to learn and apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting.

* Ability to work with a diverse group of people, and to exercise diplomacy and flexibility interacting with a diverse and multi-national scientific staff.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

* Must have a valid California driver's license.

* Must be able to work overtime, weekends and holidays.

* Position contingent upon satisfactory background check and pre-employment physical examination clearance.

* Work in biohazard and radioactive areas. Wear protective clothing and equipment.

* AALAS certification ALAT or higher preferred.

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